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What could be better than a chocolate chip cookie but in the form of a cake? This recipe was a bit of a happy surprise. I’ve been making either the almond flour cake or flourless chocolate cake for birthdays and celebrations alike for years.
For Walker’s birthday in May, I decided to have some fun and experiment a little bit with this recipe. To my surprise, it turned out exactly like a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie, but in cake form.
This Chocolate Chip Cookie cake is gluten-free, paleo-friendly and packed with healthy fat and fibre from the almond flour.
If you make gluten-free baked goods on the regular, than you'll likely have all the ingredients on hand. I regularly (like once per month) buy all my gluten-free baking staples from Rise Market (see my code to save on all your health staples below).
The almond flour is a key ingredient, so I wouldn't try and make a substitution for a different flour. Plus it has such an amazing texture and really gives this cookie cake it's wow-factor!
In fact, when Vienna had her first taste she said "This is lightening bolt good Mommy!" - that's high praise from a 7 year old. She also tested it straight out of the oven to make sure it had good "bounce-back" and it passed the test, thank goodness!
*Yes this ingredient is necessary. Coconut flour absorbs a LOT of moisture and imparts a lovely cake texture. Do not skip this.
**You can find arrowroot / tapioca flour (aka starch) at your local health food store or online. It's always in the baking section.
Regarding substitutions, I have not made this cake nut-free. Since the main ingredient is almond flour I would not try and substitute a different flour. Instead, try the Flourless Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Cake for a nut-free cake.
Enjoy it with some coconut whipped cream, or ice cream - it’s also delicious just as is. I have a feeling it’s gonna become a favourite in your home for birthdays, celebrations or for no reason at all - like it has in the McJordan home. I'm very excited for you to try this recipe and can't wait to hear what you think in the comments below.