Chocolate Cake

I’ve created a healthy recipe for chocolate cake, completely free from refined sugars. Although the slices aren’t massive, they’re incredibly satisfying as it’s really nutrient-dense. It’s also really easy to make!



For the cake:
110g ground almonds
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
110g butter, at room temp
110g crystallised unrefined coconut nectar/ coconut sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp cacao powder

For the icing:
4 tbsp coconut oil, at room temp
6 tbsp cacao powder
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp water (add more depending on your preferred consistency)

Desiccated or flaked coconut, and seasonal fruits, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan oven) and line two 18cm wide cake tins, about 4cm deep. Grease the tins and line with baking paper, also greased.

Add all the ingredients to one bowl and whisk – ideally using an electric whisk.

Split the mixture between the tins, smooth it out and bake for 30 minutes. When cooked, remove them and transfer to a cooling rack.

When cooled, make the icing. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and spread half of it on the surface of one cake. Place the other cake on top and spread the rest on this. Decorate with desiccated or flaked coconut. Enjoy!

Lauren x





  1. 2nd November 2014 / 8:53 am

    Hey, your blog is awesome! (I follow you on IG :D). I love how yummy this chocolate cake looks too, even better that it has no refined sugar inside of it. Ground almonds are amazing things! <3

    • 2nd November 2014 / 11:12 am

      Hi! Thank you so much, that’s so kind of you! Your account has such beautiful pictures 😊 I completely agree, ground almonds are amazing! 😍

  2. Chiara
    23rd December 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Making this now! Smells so yummy and is so easy to make ❤️

    • 23rd December 2015 / 4:55 pm

      Yay! Hope you like it! Have an amazing Christmas and let’s meet up again before we go back xx

      • Chiara
        25th December 2015 / 9:57 am

        Yeah defo!! Xxx

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