Recipe: Chocolate Ganache Brownie Cake

This gluten-free, chocolate cake recipe is not only a delightful treat but is filled with super nutrients!


Basic Ganache

  • 1/2 cup real butter from grass-fed cows (Kerrygold is a great brand and widely available!)
  • 1/4 cup of melted organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup (or more to taste)


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs ( from your local farmer if possible or buy “pastured” eggs in the store)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 1.5 QT oven-proof bowl (or you can just use a brownie pan if you don’t want it to be a cake).
  • Prepare the ganache: Place the butter and melted coconut oil together in a medium saucepan over low heat and stir until both are liquid. Add ¼ cup of the cocoa powder and maple syrup and whisk until all the ingredients are well combined. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Prepare the cake: In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, remaining cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add ⅔ cup of the cooled chocolate and butter mixture with the egg and sugar mixture, setting aside the remaining ⅓ cup for later use.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Transfer to your greased pan and bake for ~30 minutes, or until just firm and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Note if you use a thinner pan or small brownie molds, your bake time may be quicker.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool for 10 or so minutes - not completely cool, but so that the cake is easier to release from the pan.
  • Remove the cake from the bowl by turning it upside down onto a plate. While still warm, poke several holes through the top with a long wooden skewer or something similar. Spoon the remaining ganache over the top one large spoonful at a time so it can seep down through the cake and drip over the sides slowly. Then let it cool completely.
  • Slice, serve and share the chocolate LOVE!