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Paleo Yellow Cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Frosting

Dessert, Recipes | January 23, 2015 | By

My boyfriend’s favorite birthday cake is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Straight up. I decided I should try and find a paleo friendly way for him to still enjoy his classic treat and this one literally takes the cake. Simply pour batter into a lined-muffin pan to make cupcakes instead of a cake! For those non-chocolate lovers out there (why?!), there’s a scrumptious vanilla frosting recipe option for you…or even better, use both! Be sure to sprinkle any additional dark chocolate chips you have left on top of your cake!

Paleo Yellow Cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Frosting
Serves 4
Paleo yellow cake or cupcakes with chocolate and vanilla frosting.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
For the paleo yellow cake
  1. 3 large eggs
  2. ¾ cup almond flour
  3. ¼ cup coconut flour
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. ¼ tsp salt
  6. ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  7. ¼ cup honey
  8. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  9. 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
For paleo chocolate frosting
  1. 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  2. ¼ cup coconut oil
  3. 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  4. ¼ tsp salt
For paleo vanilla frosting
  1. 1 cup palm shortening
  2. ¼ cup honey
  3. ¼ cup maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp almond milk
  5. 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  6. 4 tbsp arrowroot powder
  7. 4 tbsp coconut flour
  8. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. ¼ tsp salt
To make the paleo yellow cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of an 8x8 baking dish (or line with parchment paper).
  2. Separate the egg yolks and whites and set aside the yolks.
  3. Whisk egg whites with the apple cider vinegar for 1 minute.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with honey, lemon juice, vanilla extract and coconut oil.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  6. Combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl then add to the wet ingredients.
  7. Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy with my paleo chocolate frosting or the frosting of your choice!
To make paleo chocolate frosting
  1. Melt coconut oil and dark chocolate chips in a saucepan on low heat until combined.
  2. Stir in salt and vanilla extract.
  3. Allow frosting to cool and thicken.
To make paleo vanilla frosting
  1. Mix together the palm shortening, honey, maple syrup, almond milk, arrowroot powder, coconut flour and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and whip until well blended.
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