Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake With Vegan Frosting

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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 cake


  • 34 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 12 cup cacao, powder
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 12 cups agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • In a small bowl combine flour, cacao, salt and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, blend eggs, oil, agave nectar and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients into large bowl and continue to blend.
  • Oil (2) 9 inch round cake pans and dust with coconut flour.
  • Pour batter into pans and bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool completely then remove from pans.
  • Frost and serve.

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  1. Dotty2
    We loved this cake. Very moist. I added a bit of cinnamon since I did not have The orange peel. I did have to bake it 10 minutes longer which did not create any problem. . Guests enjoyed it and asked that I make this cake again which I certainly will. Thanks for sharing this wonderful gluten free cake
  2. lflynn57
    I don't understand why you would say "vegan" frosting when vegans would eat the cake.
  3. TaralynMary
    I was really excited about this recipe when I saw it, but I wasn't very impressed with the turn out. I found the cake to be quite bland. It was also hard to bake – slowly burning on the outside while remaining uncooked on the inside. I could also taste the sea salt in the cake. The vegan frosting was very nice and I had never cooked with coconut flour before, which I use in future baking.


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