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Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Prep Time10 mins
Active Time32 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, chocolate cake, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dessert, Orange Cake, Paleo
Servings: 8 people
Author: rylee



  • 1 ⅓ cup almond flour
  • cup coconut flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons tapioca flour arrowroot would work also
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • cup juice from an orange about 1 large orange
  • zest from one large orange
  • ½-3/4 cup dark chocolate chopped

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup dark chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease your cake pan with coconut oil. You can use any 8 inch cake or bundt pan or an 8x4 loaf pan!
  • In a medium bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and whisk until all is incorporated.
  • In another bowl, add all of your wet ingredients, except the chocolate and whisk until combined and a little frothy.
  • Using a spatula, fold dry ingredients into your wet ingredients until all flours are incorporated.
  • Then fold in your chopped chocolate or chips.
  • Pour batter into your prepared pan and spread it out evenly with your spatula.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until your tester comes out clean. I cook mine at 32 minutes every time I make it and its perfect, but it always depends on your oven!
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely before removing and make your ganache while cooling.
  • In a sauce pan, add your coconut milk and heat until it reaches a very light simmer on low heat.
  • Add your chocolate and let sit for 5-8 minutes without stirring on low heat.
  • Once you notice your chocolate getting melty combine with a spatula and remove from heat so it doesn’t curdle.
  • Pour your ganache over your cake once completely cooled and removed from pan.
  • Eat while still warm or when ganache hardens, both are delicious!