Birthday cake time :)

Another week another tasty Tuesday experiment… This Tuesday was my dad’s birthday so I decided to try my hand at a vanilla layer cake with chocolate coconut frosting. I was a little sceptical when scooping the cake batter into the pans but everything worked out and what resulted was one of the best cakes i’ve ever made 🙂

Vanilla cake with chocolate coconut frosting:

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Cake:

4 eggs, separated

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons vanilla

1 tsp coconut extract

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 cups almond flour

3/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat oven to 350

Beat egg yokes until frothy, add in melted oil, maple syrup, honey, vanilla, coconut extract and apple cider vinegar. Mix in almond flour, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl beat egg whites to stiff peaks with a mixer then gently fold into the flour mixture. Spoon batter into 2 greased cake pans and bake for 23-25 minutes. Leave cake in pan for about 1 hour before removing to cooling rack.

Frosting:

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

1/3 cup un-sulfured coconut flakes

Melt coconut oil and chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat and then add in coconut flakes. Let chocolate mixture cool completely before whipping until light and fluffy with a mixer. Ice as desired 🙂

Honestly this cake was so yummy, it’s definitely going to be my go to birthday cake from here on out 🙂

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One thought on “Birthday cake time :)

  1. gfandme September 20, 2013 at 7:04 am Reply

    Thanks for this! We’ve found white cakes one of the hardest things to get right with gluten free flours. Will have to try it!

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