Gluten Free Cherry Filled Chocolate Cake on a serving platter topped with cherries

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake

Chocolate and cherries go together so beautifully, don’t you think? Together they’re a pair that is perfect for any time of year but especially for Valentine’s Day! This Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake recipe is a dessert you’ll love to share with those you love this V-Day.

This recipe is made with almond flour, making it a good option for people avoiding regular GF flours/grains. And this recipe is dairy-free, but it’s optional to add whipped cream if you’d like (or you can use dairy-free whipped cream). Last but certainly not least, this recipe is refined sugar-free. It’s made with Wholesome Allulose, a non-glycemic sweetener that works like sugar in recipes. I chose allulose in honor of Wholesome’s “Let’s Bake Things Better” campaign, which focuses on fair trade, high-quality ingredients that are better for you than the white sugar so commonly found in baked goods.

See more gluten-free chocolate recipes, gluten-free cherry recipes, and gluten-free Valentine’s Day recipes.

Cherry Filled Chocolate Cake on a serving platter topped with whipped cream and cherries

5 from 4 votes
Gluten Free Cherry Filled Chocolate Cake on a serving platter topped with cherries
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • cup grapeseed or other neutral flavored oil , plus more for preparing the pan
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cups almond flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1⅓ cups Wholesome granulated Allulose
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups cherries (if frozen, thawed)

For the topping:

  • 2 cups cherries
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup Wholesome granulated Allulose
  • Whipped cream or dairy-free whipped cream , optional
  • Mint leaves , for garnish (optional)

Instructions

For the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9-inch spring form pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Combine the cocoa powder and boiling water in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and let cool slightly.
  • In another bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Beat the oil, allulose, and eggs on high speed for 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium, add the cocoa mixture and almond flour mixture gradually. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Pour the batted into the prepared pan. Dot the cherries in the batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the sides are set and toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. It is nice served warm, at room temperature, or cold.

For the topping:

  • Combine cherries, water, and allulose in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve on top of the cake and top with mint leaves, for garnish (optional). If desired, you can spread a layer of whipped cream or dairy-free whipped cream on the cake before adding the cherry topping, and pipe whipped cream along the edges of the cake.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 219mg9%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 107IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Almond Flour Cherries Chocolate Wholesome Sweeteners
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  1. Ms CreativiTea
    July 21, 2021

    Wanted to comment again– Huge hit, this one! Looked, tasted, felt good to eat and share lovingly– as cupcakes. I altered the allulose to another non-sugar sweetener on hand but the general gist stayed. I added a 1/3 log of broken up almond paste pieces.. Divine. Will save and re-make this recipe.. want to master the sexy creation it is.

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