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Paleo Birthday Cake
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Paleo Birthday Cake

Eating like a caveperson, but need your birthday cake? We created a totally paleo vanilla cake with fluffy buttercream that's so good, even Grok would approve.

Ingredients

Cake

1/2
cup coconut flour
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon sea salt
4
eggs
1/3
cup coconut oil or butter, melted
1/2
cup raw honey
1
tablespoon vanilla bean paste
Nonstick coconut oil spray

Frosting

1
cup coconut cream
1/3
cup honey
1/2
cup grain-sweetened dark chocolate chips, melted
2
tablespoons cocoa powder
Sprinkles or colored coconut for garnish, if desired
Cherries or fresh raspberries for garnish, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 7-inch cake pan with nonstick coconut oil spray.
  • 2 In a stand mixer, combine coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, eggs, melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla bean paste. Mix until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the cake springs back when touched lightly. Remove and cool completely.
  • 3 In a stand mixer, prepare frosting by whipping coconut cream until very light and fluffy. Add honey, melted chocolate chips, and cocoa powder. Whip again until very fluffy. Spread on cooled cake. Decorate as desired.
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Eating like a caveperson, but need your birthday cake? We created a totally paleo vanilla cake with fluffy buttercream that’s so good, even Grok would approve.

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Enjoy this indulgent pastry—while sticking 100% to your paleo ways!

So you decided to go paleo, then the calendar reminded you it’s time to turn another year older. Which has you wondering—how do you celebrate your birthday as a Paleo person?

It’s easier than you think to make a Grok-approved, grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-perfect birthday cake. Perhaps my favorite recipe on the planet, this super simple mix of really easy-to-find ingredients yields one golden cake, peppered with vanilla bean caviar and topped with the most blissful buttercream ever made in modern times.

Here’s how to celebrate your big day, cavestyle!

 

paleo birthday cake

For me, the best paleo baking recipes are simple and call for basic ingredients. Sure, you can whip up a batch of cake with tapioca flour, arrowroot, and five kinds of exotic nut flours. But, seriously? When are you ever going to make that sort of complex concoction ever again?

No. A true paleo birthday cake must be vanilla. It must be delicious. And it must be crazy basic. These are the factors that led to me to mixing this glorious line-up of truly simple ingredients together. Coconut flour, eggs, vanilla, honey and a sprinkling of other baking basics like salt and baking soda. That’s it. No tapiocarrowroot. No weird stuff. Just good stuff, plain and simple.

 

paleo birthday cake

What you get when you mix it all together is this gorgeous golden batter, scented with vanilla and a smidgen of coconut. Poured in a cake pan and ready to be baked until hot and perfect.

 

paleo birthday cake

See what I mean? Hot. And perfect. No one would ever take a peek at this cake and guess that it’s paleo. It just looks like… a cake.

 

paleo birthday cake

Of course, every proper birthday cake needs a batch of buttercream schmeared up top. So, I’m going to show you how to make the ultimate paleo chocolate frosting. It starts with a can of coconut milk.

Refrigerate overnight, then scoop out the coconut cream. Save the other stuff for mixing into your morning smoothies. Or drinking by the light of the blue moon. You pick.

 

paleo birthday cake

Whip it all together with some melted chocolate chips, honey, and cocoa powder, and you’ll get this sweet, fluffy buttercream.

 

paleo birthday cake

Time to spread it! Grab an icing knife and cover the top of that cake with frosting abandon. Or whatever means “boatloads of frosting.”

 

paleo birthday cake

Then, decorate away!

Because I’d been so perfectly paleo in the making of this cake, I decided a little sneak with sprinkles would be okay.

If you’re not a fan of sugary sprinkles, tint a little dried coconut with natural food dyes and make your own paleo rainbow sprinkles. Or just push a few cherries or berries up top for a totally stunning pastry.

 

paleo birthday cake

You are now invited to call your clan and tell them to eat cake.

 

paleo birthday cake

Slice giant pieces of this sweet little treat and share abundantly! Without gluten, grains or a smidgen of white flour, all of your cavefolk will be delighted to dive in.

 

paleo birthday cake

And how does it taste, you wonder? Just like vanilla cake. Perfectly moist & vanilla-y cake. Happy Birthday, Caveyou!

 

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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Tips  

To make coconut cream, place a can of full-fat coconut milk into the fridge overnight. Open the can and scoop out the thick, creamy part—that's the coconut cream!

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