Chocolate Fudgy Almond Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves Enough for 8 people
Chocolate Fudgy Almond Cake

Chocolate Fudgy Almond Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves Enough for 8 people
Chocolate Fudgy Almond Cake


  • 1 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao
  • 1 cup soy milk plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal and 3 tablespoons water)
  • Frosting
  • 1 large avocado (2 smaller avocados)
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (add more sweetener to your liking)


  1. Place dry ingredients in a large bowl – flour, almond meal, cacao, baking powder in bicarb soda in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Make the flax egg by mixing the flax meal and water in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Whisk apple cider vinegar and milk in a bowl until it foams slightly.
  4. Add to the vinegar and milk, the flax egg along with the sugar, maple syrup, olive oil, yoghurt and vanilla. Mix.
  5. Combine all ingredients together.  It’s best to add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix in slowly. 
  6. Grease a round 20cm cake tin and pour mixture into the tin.
  7. Bake at 180 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes.  Test by poking a skewer in.  If it comes out dry the cake is cooked.
  8. Please note, this cake is an extremely moist cake and once cooked and cut will be quite moist and almost a bit wet and fudgy inside.


  1. Peel and pit avocado and place in blender along with rest of ingredients.
  2. Blend until you get a smooth, thick frosting.
  3. Taste to ensure it is to your liking. This frosting is not overly sweet, however add more maple syrup to create a sweeter version.
  4. Once cake is cooled generously cover the cake in this divine frosting.
Chocolate Fudgy Almond Cake

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes this almond cake "fudgy"?

This almond cake is fudgy due to its dense, moist texture. The combination of almond meal, olive oil, coconut yoghurt, and the avocado-based frosting creates a rich and indulgent fudgy quality in the cake.

Can I use regular dairy milk instead of plant-based milk?

Yes, you can substitute regular dairy milk for plant-based milk if you prefer or if you don't have plant-based milk on hand.

Is there a specific type of almond butter recommended for the frosting?

You can use any type of almond butter you prefer for the frosting, whether it's smooth or crunchy. Choose the one that suits your taste best.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the frosting?

Absolutely! You have the flexibility to adjust the sweetness of the frosting to your liking. You can add more maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter frosting or reduce it for a less sweet taste.

What can I serve this chocolate fudgy almond cake with?

This cake can be served on its own or with various accompaniments like fresh berries, a scoop of dairy-free ice cream, a dusting of powdered sugar, or a dollop of coconut whipped cream to complement its rich and fudgy flavor.