Chocolate Almond Joy Cake

I saw this on  Elana’s Pantry. She called them Almond Joy Bars but I’d prefer to call these Chocolate Almond Joy CAKE because its texture is more like cake. I guess when I hear or see the word “bar” I think something crisp like a granola bar, dense like a fig Newton, or chewy like a candy bar. But whatever it’s called, Elana hit this out of the ballpark! This is quite a tasty dessert. The best part is that while these babies are baking in the oven, your house smells absolutely delicious! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and lower carbs than a real Almond Joy candy bar. 🙂


  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 bar of 72% chopped dark chocolate
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, almond extract and palm sugar with a mixer.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet with a mixer.
  4. Stir in ½ cup of the chocolate chips.
  5. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  6. Pour batter into dish, then sprinkle shredded coconut and remaining chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. (Enjoy the smell of toasted coconut wafting through the house!)
  8. Cool for 1 hour.
  9. Serve.

(* Next time I might sprinkle slivered almonds on top before baking to add a bit of crunch to these tasty treats.)


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