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25 Tasty Paleo Cakes for Any Occasion

Thanks to these fantastic paleo cakes, nobody has to miss out on dessert.

In fact, they’re so tasty and full of goodness, they may become your new go-to’s.

Paleo Carrot Cake with Blueberries
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You’ll make each of these delicious paleo desserts with natural, whole foods. I’m talking fruits, veggies, nuts, and more. 

I’d go as far as to say these cakes are healthy(ish), so you can indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt.

Plus, they’re all super easy to make!

Even a novice baker can recreate these incredible paleo cakes with little to no effort.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!

The BEST Paleo Chocolate Cake and More!

1. Paleo Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is a classic for a reason. It’s rich, kid-approved, and delicious!

But if you want to make a paleo-friendly version, your usual recipe won’t work. 

So, this one uses a blend of almond, coconut, and tapioca flour with coconut milk and oil. The result is a moist, chocolatey cake everyone will love. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating a birthday or just want something sweet. This cake is sure to hit the spot!

2. Paleo Lemon Blueberry Cake

Who doesn’t love a good lemon blueberry cake? It’s bright, zesty, and wonderful with a nice cup of tea.

This paleo version is just as scrumptious as the original. But it comes without all the sugar and unhealthy ingredients. 

It’s perfect for a special occasion or ‘just because.’ And I like it for a spring or summer brunch dessert.

3. Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake {Gluten-Free, Paleo}

This yummy coffee cake has a similar flavor to the one above. However, it’s denser, crumblier, and features a sticky sweet glaze.

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And, of course, this one pairs better with coffee.

4. Paleo Lemon Cake

Looking for a healthy dessert recipe that doesn’t taste healthy? This paleo lemon pound cake is the perfect solution! 

You’ll make it with real lemon juice and zest and maple syrup for sweetness. So not only is it paleo-friendly, but it’s also grain- and gluten-free.

Plus, it comes together in just one bowl. That makes it easy to whip up for any occasion. Its bright lemon flavor is ideal for summer and spring, too. 

5. Paleo Carrot Cake

Want a grain-free, dairy-free dessert that will wow your taste buds? Look no further than this paleo carrot cake. 

Gently spiced, incredibly rich, and covered in decadent frosting, it’s ideal for Easter.

And it’s so loaded with flavor and healthy ingredients you can feel good about eating it.

6. Paleo Vanilla Cake

The complaint most people have with paleo cakes is that they’re too crumbly. However, I’ve also heard ‘not moist enough’ and ‘too dense.’ 

This paleo vanilla cake will prove all of those things wrong.

It’s light, moist, and has a mildly sweet flavor that lends itself well to any toppings.

If you need a paleo birthday cake, try this one. You won’t regret it.

7. Paleo Birthday Cake

Speaking of paleo birthday cakes: this decadent chocolate-on-chocolate masterpiece is not one to be missed.

It’s rich, fudgy, and so moist, you’ll swear it’s not paleo. And it’s great for any age.

Top it with paleo-friendly sprinkles, coconut cream frosting, or just leave it as is. Either way, it’ll be a massive hit with everyone around the table.

8. Almond Flour Cake

Almond flour is all the rage these days.

You can use it to make everything from cakes and cookies to pizza crusts. And it’s a fabulous alternative for people who want to avoid gluten or grains.

Plus, it’s both paleo- and keto-approved!

Even better, it has a ton of protein and fiber and tastes incredible to boot.

This recipe is for a gorgeous yellow almond flour cake that’s perfect for an everyday dessert or a special occasion treat.

9. Coconut Cake

There are plenty of reasons to love this paleo cake recipe. But let me just hit the highlights. 

One: it takes less than an hour to make.

Two: it’s keto- and paleo-friendly, nut-, dairy-, and gluten-free, and contains no refined sugar. 

Three: it tastes phenomenal!

Plus, you can use all the coconut products you like without worrying about altering the flavor.

After all, if coconut cake doesn’t taste like coconut, what are we doing?

Seriously, when it comes to paleo and keto desserts, this coconut cake is one of the best. 

10. Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Pecan Swirl {Paleo}

Gingerbread bundt cake is one of my favorite Christmas desserts. It’s easy to make and always a hit with guests.

This version gives the classic a fun twist. Not only is it paleo-approved, but there’s also a lovely cinnamon and pecan swirl.

It’s yummy, lovely, and festive. Make sure you add it to your holiday recipe box.

11. Paleo Red Velvet Fondant Cakes

These miniature red velvet fondant cakes are ideal for date night.

The recipe yields two of these tasty treats, and they’re both paleo-approved and naturally gluten-free.

But wait! How do you get the gorgeous red color if they’re all-natural? 

I’m glad you asked! The secret to that stunning color is none other than beet juice!

Don’t worry; it won’t make your cakes taste like beets. So, give this one a try the next time you’re cooking for two.

12. Chocolate Lava Cake (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Chocolate lava cakes might be the most indulgent cakes ever.

Between the rich powdered sugar-covered chocolate cake and the warm, thick ‘lava’ spilling out, everything about them screams decadence.

This paleo version is no exception.

Still, it’s much healthier than the traditional recipe. Thankfully, it tastes just as fantastic.

13. Chocolate Orange Marbled Cake (Gluten-free, Paleo)

Make this chocolate orange marble cake if you need a dessert that’ll turn heads.

It’s light, spongy, and delightfully citrusy. And unlike some other choco-orange bakes, there’s plenty of bright orange flavor in every bite.

That excellent contrast against the chocolate, vanilla, and honey is to die for.

14. Peach Upside-Down Cake

Let’s take the classic pineapple upside-down cake and jazz it up a little.

I mean, pineapple is great and all. But this juicy peach version is a summertime dream. It’s easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover peaches. So indulge in a little bit of summer sweetness with this tasty recipe!

15. Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

Summer is the perfect time for fresh fruit. And this paleo strawberry shortcake recipe is an excellent way to enjoy it. 

The recipe is simple to follow and takes less than 30 minutes to make.

With fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped cream, it’s a hard dessert to top. Most people won’t even realize it’s paleo. 

16. Classic Cinnamon Coffee Cake {Paleo, GF, DF}

This dense, spongy coffee cake is warmer and spicier than others on the list. So, it’s a terrific option for when the weather begins to cool down. 

It’s a simple, 45-minute recipe that you can’t go wrong with.

And although it’s paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free, it’s still mouth-wateringly delish.

You won’t find a kid around who doesn’t love it.

17. Paleo Spice Cake with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Kick your traditional spiced cake up a notch with a luxurious cinnamon and maple glaze.

This sweet, spicy, and nutty cake is one of my favorites on the list. And after one bite, I think you’ll agree!

It’s out-of-this-world incredible.

And I know many people in the paleo community don’t think bacon is paleo. Even so, I sometimes can’t help myself. 

I scatter a bit of caramelized bacon on top for extra yumminess.

Of course, that’s optional, and this will shine with or without it!

18. Best Ever Paleo Pound Cake

When it comes to simple desserts, pound cake is another classic.

However, traditional pound cake recipes are out of the question on the paleo diet. 

Not to worry, though – I’ve got the best paleo pound cake recipe for you right here!

This one is moist and scrumdiddlyumptious! Best of all, it’s perfect for any occasion.

Give it a try today – whether you’re on the paleo diet or not!

19. Watermelon Cake

This watermelon cake is easily the most beautiful one on the list. It’s also probably the healthiest as it isn’t a real cake.

Instead of an icing-covered sponge cake, it’s a whipped cream-covered watermelon!

It looks like a cake, though! And it’s gorgeous enough for any formal occasion, weddings included.

Who knew coconut whipped cream and tons of fruit could be so satisfying?

20. Mango Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake

Picture this: the rich spiciness of gingerbread and cool, refreshing mango.

It’s such an excellent, sweet-n-tangy combination, and I can’t believe it’s not more popular. 

This one might be a new favorite if you enjoy contrasting textures and flavors.

It’s a little like a peach cobbler – juicy, sweet, and spiced. Only it’s got a tropical vibe from the mango.

Wow, right?

21. Poppy Seed Almond Lemon Loaf

In the market for an easy but impressive-looking loaf for any occasion? Check out this light and bright poppy seed, almond, and lemon loaf. 

It’s based on one of my favorite quick bread recipes, so it’s simple to make. You can also make it in advance to save even more time. 

The lemons and almonds taste fantastic together. Additionally, the poppy seeds give it a gorgeous, slightly nutty taste. Delish!

22. Fruit Cake

You can’t make it through the holidays without baking at least one fruit cake, right?

This year, keep it simple and healthy with this paleo recipe. 

It has something for everyone between the rich caramel sauce and the boozy fruit.

Even people who don’t traditionally like fruit cake will appreciate it.

23. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

This simple, moist chocolate cake is incredible on its own.

But when you top it with indulgent peanut butter frosting? Holy cow, it’s insanely indulgent!

Luckily, it takes just 35 minutes to make. So you don’t need to wait too long for a slice of this absolutely addictive cake.

Once you try it, you’ll want to make this chocolate dessert again and again.

24. Paleo German Chocolate Cake

German chocolate cake is, hands down, one of my favorite cakes of all time.

It has such a robust, sweet, and coconutty flavor that one piece is never enough for me.

Fortunately, this paleo version is quite a bit healthier than the original. That means I don’t have to feel so guilty about my obligatory second piece.

And neither do you!

25. Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake

Being on the paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to forego pumpkin desserts in the fall.

It just means you have to find an alternate way to cook them. And this recipe can help you with that. 

This pumpkin cake tastes as good as any of your favorite pumpkin desserts. It’s just much more nutritious. 

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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