‘Raiders of the Lost Dark’ Chocolate Cake – Paleo

Dark Chocolate Paleo Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake for cavemen?!

This indulgent and truly decadent Dark Chocolate fridge cake will leave you wanting to run around and club a few mammoths! Or in the least make you jump for joy.

Paleo has been ‘on trend’ for a few years. Paleo ultimately means following the diet of our prehistoric ancestors; long before refined sugars, microwave meals and doughy bread graced our supermarkets.

You can eat anything we could hunt or gather. SO – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds……and Dark Chocolate in its purest form!

Dark Chocolate of 85% and above is considered suitable for people following Paleo diet, so who am I to complain.

The fact the chocolate is not heated twice in this recipe is a good thing, the flavours should stay perfectly in tact!

I had utter joy in recreating this recipe and the fridge cake (I was assured by many) tasted fabulous. 

Which Chocolate?

Good question! I hate the thought of breaking up pieces of ‘bean to bar’ chocolate to use in a cake; all those beautiful beans wasted as an ‘added ingredient’ in a cake. 

However, I hate to scrimp on the overall flavour. I did choose to use 85% Divine Chocolate in the end and I have to say the end result was palate pleasingly lovely.

The rich notes of Divine chocolate gave the cake a deeper, sensual taste.

Let’s get cake making.


This cake is dairy free, vegan and gluten free!

Print Recipe
Dark Chocolate Paleo Fridge Cake
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
  1. Gently melt the Dark chocolate over a low to medium heat until melted.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into the pan and keep stirring until it comes together into a shiny, lovely looking Dark Chocolate river.
  3. Use a pliable mould and pour in the mixture.
  4. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 12 hours or longer if you can wait.
  5. Remove from the fridge and serve with whipped coconut cream
Recipe Notes

Tip: You can omit the chocolate bar from the recipe and simply grate some over the top when it has set. 

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