The best Samoa Chocolate cake. Simple Samoa Chocolate Cake that tastes like the beloved girl scout cookie but as a cake with a moist, tender cake full of chocolate flavor covered in a coconut caramel topping with chocolate drizzle and dipped in rich homemade low-sugar chocolate. This cake is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free.
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And you know what goes great with productivity is a delicious dessert to eat while working.
We are super excited to share today’s dessert recipe with you as we know you are going to love it.
Simple samoa chocolate cake that is gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and grain-free
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Your favorite Girl Scout cookie reinvented as a samoa chocolate cake.
Simply the best.
Layers of rich chocolate plantain cake, topped with chewy coconut caramel, chocolate drizzle and dipped in more chocolate! Sure to please lovers of samoas everywhere.
What’s not to love?!?
When we thought of this cake we knew we wanted a lot of chocolate. This cake provides that and more.
Unlike our raw samoa bar where we didn’t do any chocolate coated bottom. We call that recipe our lazy version.
This samoa cake we we decided to use the leftover chocolate to dip each cake slice into. Yes a little messy but so worth it. We promise.
This dessert is a nice balance of textures and sweetness.
How to make gluten-free samoa chocolate cake
This cake recipe was inspired by our other two samoa inspired recipes:
This newest cake recipe is pretty darn amazing we must say.
We happily enjoyed it over a few days.
Dates work wonderfully to create a creamy caramel like coconut packed topping and with the touch of chocolate balances everything out nicely.Print
The Best Samoa Chocolate Cake
Simple gluten-free and grain-free Samoa Chocolate Cake that tastes like the beloved girl scout cookie but as a cake with a moist, tender cake full of chocolate flavor covered in a coconut caramel topping with chocolate drizzle and dipped in rich homemade low-sugar chocolate.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: one 8 inch square 1x
- 2 large plantains (14oz or 400g after being peeled)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup applesauce (or sugar)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 coconut oil, semi-solid
Coconut caramel topping
- 1 cup coconut flakes (3oz)
- 6 large medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup coconut butter (2 1/4oz)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, semi-solid
- few drops of liquid stevia
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel plantains.
- Place plantains and remaining cake ingredients into blender or food processor.
- Blend until mixture is well blended.
- In a 8 inch baking pan lightly grease with some coconut oil.
- Pour the chocolate cake batter into baking dish.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
- While cake is cooling make coconut layer.
- In a food processor, place dates, water, vanilla and coconut butter into food processor.
- Pulse until it starts to form a smooth texture.
- In a large bowl scoop the coconut flakes and top with creamy date paste.
- Stir to well.
- Next, place coconut layer on top of chocolate cake.
- Spread evenly.
- Next, in a small bowl make chocolate sauce by adding the cacao powder, coconut oil and stevia.
- Mix until mixture is smooth and add in as much sweetness as desired.
- Spoon chocolate sauce in pipping bag and drizzle over coconut layer.
- Use the leftover chocolate sauce for dipping each slice into if you would like additional chocolate.
- Serving Size: 12-16 slices
Some ingredient replacements:
If you don’t have coconut butter for the filling you might be able to get away with coconut oil or another nut butter of choice.
You can use any liquid sweetener for the maple syrup.
You can replace dates in the coconut layer with maple syrup – amount 3-5 tablespoons.
Hope you enjoy our Girl Scout inspired samoa chocolate cake recipe as much as we did!
Lori and Michelle