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Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake


Keep in mind that paleo chocolate cake I made a couple of years again for Valentine’s Day? Properly, I could have one-upped it a 12 months later with this unbelievable grain free tahini chocolate chip cookie cake, so you recognize I needed to re-share it for you. Isn’t she lovely?


Sorry for all of the caps, nevertheless it’s vital once I actually need to get my level throughout. I hope you’ll forgive me.

Now I don’t wish to brag, however I’m fairly pleased with myself resulting from the truth that I nailed this grain free cookie cake the very first time I made it. After all, that doesn’t imply I didn’t bake it FIVE extra instances simply to make sure. In any case, you recognize once I ship a recipe I all the time wish to make sure that it seems unbelievable.

grain free cookie cake with chocolate glaze on a cake stand

What makes this cake so particular?

Simply think about biting right into a cake that tastes like a chocolate chip cookie crammed with notes of caramel taste, vanilla and brown sugar. Then topped with a easy, fluffy vanilla buttercream (that’s simply made dairy free or vegan).

OH and that cake simply so occurs to be grain free, gluten free, and simply dairy free. It’s virtually too good to be true (besides that it’s actual!)

Elements on this grain free cookie cake

This unbelievable gluten free cookie cake is completely moist and dense to actually give it that true cookie texture in cake kind. Right here’s what you’ll must make it:

  • Flours: we’re utilizing each tremendous positive blanched almond flour and coconut flour on this cake to assist create essentially the most good texture and taste.
  • Tahini: have I discussed how obsessed I’m with tahini and the way you need to be too? It creates the BEST taste on this cake and when paired with the almond flour and coconut sugar, it’s amazingly scrumptious. Tahini is simply floor up sesame seeds aka sesame seed butter! Please don’t substitute tahini, it has a novel texture and taste in comparison with different nut/seed butters.
  • Eggs: you’ll want four eggs on this recipe to get the proper steadiness of fluff and just a little density that resembles chocolate chip cookie texture.
  • Coconut sugar: we’re naturally sweetening the cake with unrefined coconut sugar.
  • Coconut oil & milk: you’ll additionally want just a little melted and cooled coconut oil, plus milk (dairy free in case you’d like) to offer the cake the correct quantity of moisture.
  • Chocolate chips: I used mini chocolate chips on this recipe to make sure you get a chunk of chocolate in each single chunk you are taking. You’ll additionally want them for the chocolate drip glaze.
  • Baking staples: don’t neglect the vanilla extract, almond extract (for that true cookie taste), baking soda and salt.
  • Vanilla buttercream: that is one in all my favourite buttercreams to make just because it’s so fluffy, completely candy and jogs my memory of vanilla ice cream. It’s made with simply butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. If you happen to actually wish to amp up the vanilla taste, you possibly can add in vanilla beans however I feel it’s beautiful as is.

gluten free cookie cake on a cake stand with two plated slices of cake

Let’s discuss substitutions

Please notice that I’ve solely examined the cake as is, so please know that in case you make substitutions you might be doing so at your individual danger. Nonetheless, I’ve made a couple of options that I feel may fit properly under:

  • For the almond flour: hazelnut flour or cashew flour can be nice substitutions, however please know the flavour will change.
  • For the coconut flour: in case you are on the lookout for a substitution I feel {that a} gluten free oat flour would possibly work properly. Learn to make your individual oat flour right here!

Can I make it vegan?

I’ve not tried utilizing flax eggs on this grain free cookie cake however I feel they might work properly. Learn to make flax eggs right here, and be sure you allow them to sit within the fridge to actually gel up for no less than 10 minutes earlier than utilizing them on this recipe.

Then you’ll want to use a vegan buttery stick within the frosting, or go for a dairy free frosting like Easy Mills frosting.

grain free chocolate chip cookie cake with three slices of cake on plates

My greatest cake-baking suggestions

  • Use room temp substances. Keep in mind to make use of eggs which can be at room temperature and that your coconut oil has cooled after melting it. This can stop the eggs from coagulating within the batter.
  • Pack the almond flour. Pack your almond flour however DO NOT pack your coconut flour.
  • Comply with the recipe. All in all, you’ll want to comply with the recipe as written for optimum outcomes! Altering the substances or ingredient quantities gives you a distinct recipe.

Get good frosting each time

Use these couple of tricks to get a superbly frosted gluten free cookie cake:

  1. Cool earlier than frosting. Ensure you wait till the cake layers are fully cool earlier than frosting them. I like to recommend letting them cool within the pans first, then transferring them to the fridge for no less than an hour to complete cooling earlier than frosting.
  2. Do a crumb coat. Do a crumb coat for the frosting first by frosting the layers as you usually would after which coat the surface of the cake with a really skinny layer of frosting then place within the fridge for 10-Quarter-hour earlier than you end frosting. That is in order that the crumbs stick with this layer of frosting and never your primary layer.
  3. Refrigerate earlier than drizzling. After you’ve frosted your entire cake, you’ll want to place it within the fridge earlier than including the chocolate ganache drizzle in order that the chocolate doesn’t seep proper into the frosting.

slice of gluten free chocolate chip cookie cake on a plate with a fork on the side

Storing & freezing suggestions

  • To retailer: be at liberty to retailer the wholesome cookie cake on the counter at room temp for 1-2 days, then I like to recommend transferring it to the fridge.
  • To freeze: be at liberty to freeze this cake both frosted or unfrosted for as much as 2 months. I like to recommend freezing it unfrosted in particular person layers for one of the best outcomes. First, wrap every particular person layer in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil after which place the desserts in a zip-top freezer bag or hermetic container. While you’re able to serve it, merely thaw it within the fridge in a single day after which let the cake come to room temperature earlier than serving.

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Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Gluten Free and Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake that tastes like an ice cream cookie sandwich in cake form! Hints of caramel, vanilla and chocolate flavor baked into every single bite then topped with a fluffy very vanilla buttercream.

Gluten Free and grain free cookie cake made with tahini and chocolate chips that tastes like an ice cream cookie sandwich in cake kind! Hints of caramel, vanilla, and chocolate taste baked into each single chunk then topped with a fluffy very vanilla buttercream. This cake can simply be made dairy free and is ideal for particular events, birthdays and holidays!


  • Moist substances:
  • 4
    massive eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 ½
    coconut sugar
  • 3/4
    pure, drippy tahini
  • 1/2
    melted and cooled coconut oil (or sub ghee or melted butter)
  • 1/4
    unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1
    pure vanilla extract
  • ¼
    almond extract
  • Dry Elements:
  • 2
    packed tremendous positive blanched almond flour (i exploit bob’s purple mill)
  • ½
    coconut flour (don’t pack)
  • 1
    baking soda
  • 1/2
  • 1
    mini chocolate chips
  • For the frosting:
  • 1
    salted butter (or vegan buttery stick), at room temperature
  • 3 1/2
    powdered sugar
  • 2
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2
    unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • ¾
    mini chocolate chips
  • 1-2
    coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line the underside of three 6-inch spherical cake pans or two 8-inch spherical cake pans with parchment paper rounds. Spray parchment paper and sides of pan with nonstick cooking spray. YOU SHOULD USE PARCHMENT PAPER or the cake is prone to stick. Please don’t forget.

  2. In a big bowl, whisk collectively the eggs, coconut sugar and tahini till easy. Slowly whisk within the melted and cooled coconut oil till it’s properly integrated. Then stir within the almond milk, vanilla and almond extract. The combination must be easy and properly mixed. Notice: It will be important that your eggs are at room temperature in any other case the coconut oil with coagulate. The coconut oil must be melted however not HOT, however moderately nearer to room temp.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips collectively. Add the dry substances to the moist substances and blend properly with a rubber spatula till easy.

  4. Divide batter evenly between pans and unfold out with a spatula to easy the tops. Bake for 18-28 minutes within the two 8-inch pans and 25-35 minutes for 3 6-inch pans. Truffles are carried out when a tester comes out clear or with only a few crumbs connected. Enable cake to chill fully earlier than frosting or eradicating from the pans. The cake must be room temperature if you frost it. This is essential. Truffles could be made a day forward in case you’d like.

  5. Make your frosting: Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, add the softened butter and whip on excessive till gentle and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat for 2-3 minutes extra. Chances are you’ll want so as to add in a teaspoon or two of milk to skinny the frosting out, nevertheless it is determined by the way you prefer it.

  6. Now it’s time to frost the cake: place about 1 tablespoon down onto onto the cake stand and unfold out. Invert cake onto the cake stand, add about ½ heaping cup frosting between every layer, repeat with every cake, then frost the highest and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. If the cake is barely ‘bare’ on the surface, that’s okay, it’s going to be scrumptious! As soon as you might be carried out frosting, place the cake to the fridge.

  7. To make the chocolate ganache drizzle: add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave protected bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, till chocolate is easy and fully melted. Take away cake from fridge and pour excessive of the cake. It ought to naturally begin to drip down the perimeters, but when it doesn’t, use a spoon to unfold the chocolate just a little in direction of the perimeters to create a drip look on the perimeters. Take pleasure in! Cake will keep good at room temp for a day or so, then must be positioned within the fridge. Cake will keep good for 5-7 days within the fridge, and must be coated to make sure freshness.

Recipe by Monique // Bold Kitchen | Images by Yoga of Cooking

This submit was initially printed on February tenth, 2019, and republished on February seventh, 2023.


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