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Paleo Birthday Cake

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Eating like a caveperson, but need your birthday cake? We created a totally paleo vanilla cake with fluffy buttercream that's so good, even non-paleo friends will approve. MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 8, 2017

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
22g
108%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
185mg
62%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
37g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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 paleo-approved, grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-perfect birthday cake. 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! 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 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. Of course, every proper birthday cake needs a batch of buttercream schmeared up top. So, here's how to make the ultimate paleo chocolate frosting. It starts with coconut cream. 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! Save the other stuff for mixing into your morning smoothies. Or drinking by the light of the blue moon. You pick. Whip it all together with some melted chocolate chips, honey, and cocoa powder, and you’ll get this sweet, fluffy buttercream.
  • Then, decorate away! 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. You are now invited to call your clan and tell them to eat 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. And how does it taste, you wonder? Just like vanilla cake. Perfectly moist & vanilla-y cake. Happy Birthday, Caveyou!

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