Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate Cake’

Double Chocolate Chip Cake (Paleo)

Chocolate cake time! Tomorrow is my brother’s 18th birthday and since I won’t be seeing him then, we’re having cake tonight! I’ve been working with this recipe for a while now and am so happy to have perfected it in time.

The recipe makes one layer. I was too lazy to make layer II, so I just cut the layer in half and placed the one half on top of the other (with homemade “frosting” in between, of course) to make a half cake. Since there’s only 3 people here to eat the cake, this is the perfect amount for us. However, feel free to double or triple the size to feed a crowd!

Double Chocolate Chip Cake (Paleo)

Double Chocolate Chip Cake (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil, softened

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1/3 cup cacao powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

pinch of stevia

3 tbsp coconut flour

3 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and oil a 8-inch diameter springform pan.

In a food processor, pulse together coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add in eggs and pulse again. Add in cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, stevia, and coconut flour until all the ingredients are combined. Stir in your chocolate chips.

Transfer and spread the batter into your pan. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Once done, let cool before moving.

*Makes 1 layer.

**I cut the one layer in half and place one on top of the other for a half cake.

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Paleo Mini-Layered Chocolate Cake

It seems that everybody in my family (except for me) was born in the summer. And all within a week of each other. Needless to say, I’m pretty poor this time of the year 😦 And lacking in the creative-presents department.

Mothers Day and Fathers Day always falling not too far from both of my parents birthdays do not help either. 

This past week, we’ve celebrated 2 birthdays. Well, technically. My brother’s birthday is being celebrated over a 5-day time period this year. Lucky kid. 

So, with all the birthdays and what not, I figured it would be perfect timing to post a chocolate cake recipe! And the awesome part? Each person gets their own mini layered cake! No fighting over the biggest/smallest piece! And I don’t know, layered cakes just seem more fancy to me. Plus, it allows for more icing!  

Paleo Mini-Layered Chocolate Cake

Paleo Mini-Layered Chocolate Cake 

Ingredients: 

2 eggs

2/3 cup water

2 tbsp honey

1/4 tsp vanilla 

1/2 cup coconut flour 

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 salt

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Pour dry into wet and combine. Spread into 6 greased ramekins and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. LET COOL (will seem undone once they first come out of the oven) FOR 10 MINUTES. Spread icing (I used avocado mousse for mine) and stack with how many layers you want. Makes 2 3-layered cakes or 3 2-layered cakes evenly.