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chocolate layered cake on a white plate with cherries and white frosting between layers

Paleo Black Forest Cake

This paleo black forest cake would be a great dessert for Valentine’s Day dinner or Mother's Day. Extremely moist, decadent and delicious and really easy to make. Trust me, I’m horrible at baking.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Cooling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 12 people
Calories 666 kcal


  • 2 boxes Simple Mills boxed chocolate cake mix see notes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water per box
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter or oil use grass-fed butter! per box


  • 4 cups coconut cream or grass-fed whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp raw honey

For the Cherry Topping

  • 16 oz frozen cherries
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder


  • Make and bake the cake mix according to package instructions.
  • For the frosting, add the coconut cream and honey to a large bowl and whip together with a hand blender. Set aside.
  • For the cherry mixture, add the cherries to a saucepan over medium heat with all the juice in the bag (frozen cherries have a good amount of juice).
  • Add the butter, vanilla and almond.
  • Let it heat up.
  • Sprinkle the arrowroot powder overtop and let it thicken.
  • Once the cake has cooled, add the whipped cream to the top.
  • The add half of the cherry mixture.
  • Top with the second cake half.
  • Add the rest of the whipped cream.
  • Pour the rest of the cherry mixture overtop.


I used Simple Mills boxed mix because I hate baking and can’t follow directions. By clicking on this link, you can get 20% off your first three orders. 


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 666kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 10gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 486mgPotassium: 377mgFiber: 2gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 4.9mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 5.4mg
Keyword healthy black forest cake, paleo chocolate cake, paleo chocolate cherry cake
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