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Vanilla Cake with Cashew Frosting and Strawberries | Paleo

I made this for Maya’s birthday, which was back in…..

OCTOBER!

Sigh…

Poor thing’s birthday is right in the midst of my busiest time at work!  She still got the cake she requested, but I never had time to blog it!

I used Paleo Grubs “Famous Vanilla Cake” and only made a few changes.  Everyone LOVED it, and no guilt either!

Ingredients

For the cake
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp raw honey
  • 5 tbsp coconut flour
  • 5 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or seeds from one vanilla pod
For the filling
  • 1 3/4 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hour and drained well
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • about 1/3 cup water
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • seeds from one vanilla pod
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt

Directions for Frosting

  • Original recipe says to make the filling a day ahead.  I made mine the day of, but made it first and chilled it while I was making the cake.
  • Place all the ingredients except water in a high power blender and blend until smooth. Add the water, a tablespoon at the time until the filling become silky and you get your desired texture.Having a cute assistant adds even more sweetness 😉 . Ok, that was bad…but true! 🙂
  • Transfer the filling to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight or for a few hours like I did 🙂

Directions for the cake

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Original recipe says to line two 8 inch spring-form pans with parchment paper, but I just greased two 8 inch cake pans really well and they popped right out.
  • In a large bowl or food processor cream the eggs with honey.
  • In a separate bowl combine flours with salt and baking soda.
  • Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and add vanilla extract or seeds from vanilla pod.
  • Divide the mixture between prepared pans and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

For visual reference.  The dough will be more dense. And it won’t rise much after cooking.

  • Remove cakes from the oven and set aside to cool completely.
  • After the cake is cooled off, smooth half of the frosting on top of one cake layer, and layer sliced strawberries.
  • Place 2nd layer on top and spread a thin layer of the frosting on top and place strawberries with the top cut off around the cake.
  • Scoop the rest into pastry bag or you can use a ziploc bag with the tip cut off.  Squeeze onto cake for decoration!

ENJOY!dit-elle-Lauren

Coconut Almond Dark Chocolate Mug Cakes // Paleo + Gluten Free

I made one other mug cake here, and I have NO idea why I don’t do them more often.  There’s no shortage of variations, and they are ridiculously easy to make, enough for one or two to share, and with nominal clean up=TOTAL WIN!!Blog Paleo Coconut Flour Almond Mug Cake-1 Blog Paleo Coconut Flour Almond Mug Cake-2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Butter (can use Sun Butter for a nut free option)
  • 1-½ tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1-½ tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk (or any milk you’d like)
  • ½ a vanilla bean (scrape out the inside, throw away the shell) or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional topping ideas- dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or berries (dried or fresh)!

Directions

  • In a separate bowl whisk together coconut flour, and baking powder.
  • Add egg, almond butter, coconut oil, honey, almond milk and vanilla bean and blend until creamy.  Super easy to have your child do all the mixing!  Not so easy to keep them from eating the batter 😉Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-2
  • It will look like this in the mug before you microwave it.
  • Blog Paleo Coconut Flour Almond Mug Cake-3Microwave for 2 minutes (depending on your microwave) and you magically have cake!!Blog Coconut Flour Dark Chocolate Almond Mug Cake-5
  • That’s IT!!!

Enjoy!

Thank you to Regina, from Leelalicious for the inspiration!dit-elle-Lauren

Paleo Coconut Almond Butter Mug Cakes with Banana Ice Cream

Do you ever have a craving for cake, but don’t want to make/have to restrain yourself from eating an entire cake?  ME TOO! 🙂 Mug cakes are easy to make, SUPER easy to clean up from, and take a little over 5 minutes from start to finish-WIN!

I’d heard about mug cakes before, but had never really thought to try my hand at them until I saw Regina from Leelalicious  post this recipe.  Once I saw that you could make them relatively healthy, I was all in!  I’m already thinking of different variations I want to try next!

Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Butter
  • 1-½ tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1-½ tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk (or any milk you’d like)
  • ½ a vanilla bean (scrape out the inside, throw away the shell) or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 dollops of Medjul Date Caramel Sauce (omit if strictly Paleo)
  • Other topping ideas- chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or berries (dried or fresh)!

Directions

  • In a separate bowl whisk together coconut flour, and baking powder.
  • Add egg, almond butter, coconut oil, honey, almond milk and vanilla bean and blend until creamy.

Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-1Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-2Maya loved doing this part, but of course just wanted to eat the batter 😉  Yes, I know…raw egg batter = a no no, but I did it as a kid all the time and turned out just fine! Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-3Instead of pouring the batter into one large mug, I greased up two ramicans to make two little cakes! Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-4 Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-5 Microwave for 2 minutes (depending on your microwave) and you magically have cake!!Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-6 Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-7 It turned out surprisingly moist, but I wanted to add a little something to it.  You could do a healthy frosting, but I added some banana ice cream to go along with it.  Only added 2-3 minutes to the process and was SO GOOD!

Take 2 frozen bananas (cut in 3rds before you freeze), add 1/3 cup almond milk or enough to get a creamy consistency.  Blend in Cuisinart or high speed blender for a minute or two.Blog Paleo Coconut Almond Mug Cake with Banana Ice Cream-8Enjoy!!dit-elle-Lauren