Gluten Free Tropical Chocolate Cake

Grain-Free Tropical Chocolate Cake Recipe

With this long weekend, why not catch up on some cooking therapy? In my opinion, there’s nothing like baking a cake to make the weekend feel special. Baking for yourself and your family is great. And if it comes out beautifully, that’s a bonus! You can then share it with others if you’re having a Memorial Day barbecue or any other gathering this weekend.

This gluten-free, grain-free Tropical Chocolate Cake is just the ticket for a treat that’s almost guilt-free! It’s made without grains and without refined sugar (I used Wholesome Organic Coconut Palm Sugar) and can be made without dairy if you use dairy-free chocolate chips and dairy-free ricotta.

What’s great about this cake is that it’s loaded with fruit on top, making it perfect for the summer months and giving it a breath of fresh flavor! And if I can brag just a little, the team here at Gluten Free & More raved about this one!

Gluten Free Tropical Chocolate Cake Recipe

4.17 from 6 votes
Gluten Free Tropical Chocolate Cake
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Grain-Free Tropical Chocolate Cake Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 526kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
  • cups bittersweet chocolate chips , divided
  • 15 ounces full-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup Wholesome Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk, divided
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 mango , cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Lightly spray the parchment paper.
  • Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips in microwave for about 90 seconds or in a pan set over barely simmering water (make sure the bottom of the pan does not touch the simmering water). Stir until smooth and glossy. Let cool slightly.
  • Using electric beaters, beat the ricotta, eggs, and coconut sugar until smooth and light. Add 1 cup coconut milk and beat until well mixed. Fold in the melted chocolate thoroughly.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add to the ricotta mixture and fold in completely. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan before removing the cake and discarding the parchment. Place on a serving platter or cake stand.
  • Place the coconut flakes in a dry skillet and toast over medium heat until browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Let cool.
  • Place the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Heat the remaining coconut milk (about ¾ cup) until it just begins to boil. Pour over the chocolate chips and let sit for 3-4 minutes, Stir until smooth and glossy. Spread the topping over the top of the cake. Top with most of the toasted coconut. Add the mango and raspberries on top and sprinkle with the rest of the coconut.


Nutrition Facts
Grain-Free Tropical Chocolate Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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