This healthy and decadent double chocolate chia cake is made of 100% real food ingredients. It is extra moist, rich and bursting with chocolatey flavor. Easy to make, this delicious and versatile dessert requires only one bowl and very few preparation steps. It is also paleo, gluten-free, eggless and flourless making, it the perfect guilt-free dessert or snack. With added protein, this recipe is also perfect as a post-workout treat. |

Chocolate Chia Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 231 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


Chia Seed Pudding:

Rest of the cake ingredients:

Refer to the instructions section for frosting recipe.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. The first step of this recipe is to prepare the chia seed pudding, which is very simple: Simply soak 4 tablespoons chia seeds into 1 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice), for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Set aside as soon as the mixture is liquid, do not overheat it as it may burn the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl (coconut flour, cacao powder, baking powder, chocolate chips). Stir well.

  5. Slowly incorporate the chia seed pudding, melted coconut oil/peanut butter mixture, maple syrup and yogurt into the dry the ingredients. Stir well.

  6. Grease a regular sized cake pan and pour the cake preparation, spread evenly.

  7. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. Frosting: I used this recipe for Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting

Recipe Notes

Every oven is different, baking times may vary. I used a 10 inch (diameter) round cake pan.

For the paleo version, use coconut yogurt.

For the plant-based version, use either coconut or soy yogurt.

Please note that the nutrition information is a rough estimate, without frosting or any other topping. For nutrition information regarding the frosting used for this recipe, please click here.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chia Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.