The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting
Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting
3/4 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled)
1 3/4 cup coconut sugar
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 cups packed blanched fine almond flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (use a high-quality version)
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can coconut cream
1 1/2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips
pinch of salt
• First begin by making your frosting: Add the coconut cream, chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt to a small pot and place over low heat. Whisk until melted. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge to harden for 6 hours or until hard. Overnight is best!
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of three round cake pans with parchment paper rounds. Spray parchment paper and side of pan with nonstick cooking spray. YOU SHOULD USE PARCHMENT PAPER or the cake is likely to stick. Please do not forget.
• In a large bowl, mix together the melted and cooled coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar until smooth. Add almond milk and beat once more until the mixture is well incorporated.
• In a separate bowl, whisk the almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. The mixture will be on the thicker side.
• Divide batter evenly between pans and spread out with a spatula to smooth the tops. Bake for 20-30 minutes until a tester comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached; rotating the pans halfway through baking. Let cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes then transfer to the fridge to finish cooling completely. Allow cake to cool in the fridge for at least an hour before removing it from the pan and frosting. The cake should be room temperature when you frost it. This is very important. Cake can be made a day ahead if you’d like!
• Finish making your frosting: Scoop the hardened chocolate coconut cream frosting mixture into a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or a KitchenAid mixer to beat frosting until peaks form and it looks nice, fluffy, and creamy. Use immediately!
• Layer cake, using about 1/3 -½ cup frosting between each layer, then frost the top and sides with remaining frosting. Serves 12-16! Cake can be stored at room temp for a day or two, then should be transferred to the fridge.
Courtesy of: Ambitious Kitchen