GAPS Legal Cake!
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GAPS Legal Chocolate Honey Cake


We got 20 eggs today (WOO HOO!), so I figured I had enough to bake a CAKE! 🙂

This is yummy, but if you’re a chocoholic, stay tuned for when I perfect the flourless chocolate cake I’m working on (it’s even MORE chocolatey). This is like a regular chocolate cake–not quite as rich or chocolatey as a flourless cake or a truffle or brownies. Ya know what I mean? 🙂 But it’s easy, and yummy, and it isn’t too rich for guests who aren’t chocolate-crazy like normal people me. 🙂


The recipe:

1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 1/2 cups honey

9 eggs

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cups coconut flour, sifted


Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, stir in the cocoa powder, coconut milk and honey. Remove from heat, set aside.

Combine the eggs, salt, baking soda and vanilla in a large bowl. Use a wire whisk to mix in the cocoa mixture. Slowly whisk in the coconut flour and mix until there are no lumps.

Pour into a greased 8×8 or 9×9 glass baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

The knife will not come clean when this cake is done, but it should not jiggle in the middle.




  • christy

    This looks and sounds yummy, Brenda! I just started doing some baking last week with coconut flour, working on some gluten-free recipes for our coffeeshop.

  • GAPSter

    Looks divine! Will love to try it once I’m a bit further along the GAPS path.

    One thing, though: I thought baking soda was not GAPS legal. Do you know different? If so, please let me know because I’d like to be able to use it in baking.

    Great site!

  • Kim

    Hi, I see that you use chocolate in a lot of your recipes. I hope you know something I don’t because according to the GAPS book and SCD chocolate is illegal in both diets. I want to be wrong, but why do you use it?

    Thanks, Kim
    Great Web site, thanks for your helpful tips and support.

  • Tiff

    Hi! I have chocolate and cocoa powder on my “Foods to Avoid” GAPS list? I’m trying to get aquainted with GAPS…how can this recipe be GAPS legal? (there’s just so much info to take in!) Thanks so much!! ~Tiff

  • greenmama

    okay, I’m confused. We recently started GAPS, and I would *love* to surprise my husband with these for valentine’s day tomorrow – but I thought chocolate wasn’t GAPS legal? I don’t know if you see comments on old posts, but if you see one, I would love to hear back from you! I want to make this so badly! Thanks for sharing so many great recipes with us! 🙂

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