Tuesday, June 9, 2015

paleo vanilla birthday cake

so, this flurry of recipe posting is brought to you by one too many people asking about whether something i made for them was on my blog...and me answering no. because i've been busy. or preoccupied. or lazy. or maybe disenchanted with blogging. or maybe just selfish. whatever. hopefully i will get everything online in the next few days so i can be done with the guilt. ;)

i've been playing with this recipe for the past few birthdays that have cycled through our family and i think this is the winner. i normally frost with a non-paleo whipped cream and cream cheese frosting because it's too delicious to replace and i have no moral issue with occasional dairy. i guess that makes me more primal than paleo. again...whatever.

paleo vanilla birthday cake

1 C tapioca flour
2/3 C coconut flour
3/4 t baking soda
1/2 t kosher salt
12 eggs (or 10 jumbo)
1/2 C butter or coconut oil, melted
1/2 C honey
1 T vanilla

mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. pour into two greased 9" pans and bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes. allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning upside down. cool completely before frosting.

whipped cream frosting

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 C evaporated cane juice (one of the few times i still use evaporated cane juice)
1 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract

whisk together in a stand mixer, then slowly add:

1 pint whipping cream

whisk until all the cream is combined, then increase speed and beat until mixture is stiff. like with whipped cream, don't overbeat.

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