Chocolate Cake with a Twist (Gluten Free!)

Chocolate cake is traditionally prepared with enriched-white flour and a host of other unhealthy ingredients (sometimes even high-fructose corn syrup!). Not to mention the enormous amount of sugar usually in chocolate cake. This version is made with protein-rich almond flour along with an additional boost of protein from the protein powder. There are a ton of healthy fats from the coconut milk and flour. Also, the only sugar in this recipe is honey and there’s a mere 4 tbsp in the whole cake! So, at the end of the day, you can enjoy this cake without worrying about any fattening consequences!


  •  2 eggs
  • 10 oz full fat coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • less than 1/4 cup water
  • 4 generous tbsp dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop gluten-free vanilla protein powder (the twist!)
  • 1 cup + 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Optional: cacao nibs or shredded coconut to top


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8×8 Pyrex baking dish with coconut oil or butter in order to prevent sticking.

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Pour batter into dish.

Top with optional additions if you choose.

Bake for 24-28 minutes (until a toothpick can be inserted in the center and removed clean).


Cut into squares and enjoy! Maybe even ice with this awesome Primal chocolate icing recipe.

Makes 9 squares. Store extras in refrigerator! Enjoy!

About The Author


As a recent recent high school graduate, I've seen a lot of kids struggling with health and fitness over my years in school. I went Primal when my physical trainer helped me really focus on my physical well-being in training for my baseball career. I credit a large percentage of my health and well being on and off the baseball field to my Primal lifestyle. An idea came to the my mind to create a website where kids going into college could find great information on health and nutrition as well as functional fitness. I am extremely excited to be able to write about health in the college world, as a lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to the college world. While we saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the college world, we also wanted this site to be a resource for people of all ages struggling with their health as a place for them to go and find great resources and information. Feel free to email me or Max at with any questions you may have. Email Josh at

2 Responses

  1. JoAnne Isgro
    JoAnne Isgro July 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm | | Reply

    Does the Vitacost Coconut Oil have a coconutty flavor? The first time I bought oil it was the Spectrum brand which is not flavored. I really liked. Then I ran out and picked up a jar at Trader Joes’ and the coconut is so overwhelming….Thanks!!

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