Chocolate Cherry and Hazelnuts Cake (with Coconut Flour)

Chocolate Cherry and Hazelnuts Cake(with Coconut flour).. Gluten-free Chocolate Cherry and Hazelnuts cake made with Coconut flour topped with fresh cherries and hazelnuts, without any synthetic sugar.. 

This moist and yumm Chocolate Cherry and Hazelnut Cake with the goodness of Coconut flour, nutty Hazelnuts and fresh cherries on top. The recipe is with egg but you can also bake the eggless version of this cake.

Incase you are looking for a gluten-free, low carb cake recipe or something with healthy flour for your kids, you can bookmark the recipe.

My kids love chocolate and this is one of their favourite Chocolate cake with Hazelnuts and Cherries.. 


Delicious and ohh.. so chocolatey cake, for my chocolate loving kids..There vacations are going one and most of the time they are home except a few activity classes.  I keep my stock of homemade goodies for them , so that they have something to munch on when they get hunger pangs in between meals or something to have with milk. Instead of getting the store bought stuff, they love having homebaked stuff. My elder one loves to gorge on cookies, cakes and stuff like that but fortunately she also now knows the importance of healthy and calculated eating . My 8 yr old follows what the elder sis does. They do love to get goodies once in awhile from stores but always look forward to what I bake for them.

Years back I started baking with all-purpose flour. Now slowly and gradually I have stopped using all-purpose flour(APF) or maida.The shift was gradually towards Whole Wheat Flour(WWF) + APF, then only Whole wheat flour and now gluten-free flours like Almond flour. I like to use a combination of healthy flours like Ragi, Whole Wheat, Almond and Coconut Flour.   It’s been a long time now that I am using it for baking cookies and cakes, check out this Orange Cake  or Fudgy Almond Chocolate Cake  with Almond Flour.

Another Gluten-free Flour Sorghum Cake is one of the most loved recipe on the blog.

Baking with Coconut Flour..

I recently started baking with Coconut Nut flour and am happy that kids too like the nutty coconut taste that one gets in coconut flour based cookies and cakes. Coconut Flour is gluten-free and is very low in carbohydrates and rich in protein and fibers.

Since it is a gluten-free flour, it is not easy to work with it. Baking with Almond Flour is much easier than Coconut Flour. This flour is very dry and absorbs lot of liquid. The resultant bake can be quite crumbly and dry.

The texture of the final bake is of quite different texture than the WWF or Almond Flour. Let the cake cool completely before cutting.

To get the good structure and texture in coconut flour bakes, many recipes use lot of eggs. Eggs hydrate the flour and give structure to the final bake.

Pair it up with other gluten-free flours like Almond Flour, Hazelnut flour or add 2 tbsp of tapioca flour  or cornstarch to every 3/4 Cup of Coconut flour to enhance the taste and baking properties.

You can also bake egg-free coconut cakes and muffins, but the result is quite crumbly and will be on drier side. Any of the egg replacers like Flax Meal, Chia Seeds or buttermilk( prepared with any plant based milk and vinegar) are good.

For Eggfree version, substitute, 1/2 Cup of buttermilk prepared with any plant based milk and apple cider vinegar,in the recipe .

Nutritional Value of Ingredients used in this gluten-free chocolate cake..

This gluten-free cake has Coconut Flour that is rich not only in proteins and fibre , low in carb but also exceptionally rich in manganese, an important mineral for bones.

Though Cocoa powder does not have any direct health benefits, but is is rich in polyphenols. To know about the health benefits of Cocoa click here..

Hazelnuts are a rich source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, manganese and copper. Additionally, they have a high content of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Also, these have high content of Omega Fatty Acids. To more about nutritional benefits of Hazelnuts click here..

Kids love cherries and I added finely chopped just to  add on to the taste of cake. Cherries are rich in antioxidants, Vit. C and minerals. Know more here..

Let’s see how I made this gluten-free low carb Chocolate Cherry and Hazelnut cake.. 

Chocolate Cherry and Hazelnuts Cake (with Coconut Flour)

Gluten-free cake made with Coconut flour topped with fresh cherries and Hazelnuts, made with Coconut Flour. Vegan and Gluten-free, without any synthetic sugar.. 

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: baking, Coconut Flour, Gluten-free Cakes

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar any natural sweetener
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Hazelnuts
  • Finely Chopped Fresh Cherries
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F or 162°C.
  • Sieve together flour, baking powder, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix oil and sugar.
  • Add egg and extract and beat well.
  • Add flour mix and fold flour with egg mix.
  • Fold in half of chopped nuts.
  • Transfer the batter to 6" cake tin.
  • Top with roughly chopped cherries.
  • Bake cake in preheated oven at 325°F for 25 minutes.
  • Cake is baked when it starts leaving the sides . Do the toothpick test to check the doneness.
  • Take out of the pan very carefully.
  • Cut once it cools completely.

For Egg-free or Vegan version

  • Prepare buttermilk with 1/2 Cup any plant based milk and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add to flour first and then add buttermilk and fold the batter,

Notes

You can use walnuts instead of Hazelnuts.
To avoid the fresh cake from crumbling or breaking, it will be better if you can bale it in an spring tin pan that is used for baking cheesecakes. 
If using regular cake tins, line the pan with parchment paper and take out baked cake very carefully.

 

It’s Monday again, linking my Chocolate Cake with Hazelnuts and Cherries to my facebook group Foodie Monday Bloghop where the theme this week is #202KuchMeethaHoJaye(Let’s have something sweet!!). The theme was suggested by

Do check Renu’s wonderful blog who blogs at Cook With Renu where she has lots of healthy and delcious cakes, breads and other bakes. There are also, vegetarian dishes not only from Indian Cuisine but from all across the globe.

Make this gluten-free low carb cake for your loved ones. I am sure they will like it as much as my family likes it.

If you and your kids love chocolate, so check out these delcious Chocolate desserts recipes from the blog.. Classic Brownies, Fudgy Almond Chocolate Cake(Egg-free), Chocolate Pudding(Egg-free and Gelatin-free ).

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Author: Swati

Some who believes 'EAT WELL, READ DAILY, TRAVEL OFTEN AND LAUGH KHUL KE'!!! Hi!! Swati here!!! Chef, Chocolatier, food admirer, reader, love to travel, listen to music, Bollywood and shoot nature and food pics!! Welcome to my Foodtrails and join me in my food adventure!!

13 thoughts

    1. Thanks Pooja!! Yes it tastes like Coconut Cake.. kids love the flavour and eat it without any fuss.

  1. Coconut flour is slowly warming upto me, although I would prefer to bake with this or almond flour these days.. we too are taking a non-GF , vegan route to baking and cooking at home, slowly but steadily ! this cake with all good ingredients looks so delish, Swati !

  2. Delicious and healthy cake with coconut flour. Love such low carb bakes, can even have for breakfast

  3. Even I have yet to try my hands on coconut flour and coconut sugar . I am bookmarking your recipe as it sounds just perfect to start with. I am sure my family will love the coconut flavored cake with Cherries.

  4. This Chocolate cherry hazelnut cake made with coconut flour is a die for.Beautifully presented Swati. Fantastic share.

  5. Cherries, hazelnuts and coconut flour what a healthy combination u used to bake cake Swati. Loved its texture and presentation, not only kids everyone love to have it😋

  6. I should use by packet of coconut flour soon. Bought it long back and yet to try anything. This looks so lovely and delicious with addition of cherries and hazelnuts

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