Vanilla Cacao Nib Layer Cake With Chocolate Frosting

Vanilla Cacao Nib Layer Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting

Vanilla Cacao Nib Layer Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 227kcal


  • 1 cup cashew flour or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp coconut milk full fat, from a can
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 batch Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the cashew flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl
  • Beat eggs lightly in mixing bowl
  • Add applesauce, coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla and beat lightly
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix
  • Pour the batter into 2 greased 7" round pans
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Flip cakes over onto cooling rack and remove from pans
  • Allow to cool fully while making Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Transfer bottom cake layer onto plate and frost top
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of cacao nibs on top of frosting
  • Place top cake layer on top and frost top
  • Frost sides of cake and smooth frosting
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 tablespoon of cacao nibs in center of cake


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!