My family loves to cook and I love to eat. People asked us to share our recipes and here they are! All of our recipes can be found on my “Free Resources” tab HERE!
DISCLAIMER: These are very calorie-dense foods and just because they are “grain-free” it does not imply they should be eaten often OR that they are so-called “healthy”. These are “fun fare” items we like to make and eat and do not eat them often. Carbs, fats, and proteins still apply. Please stay mindful…but enjoy!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
- 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk (DIY recipe)
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 eggs (4 Tbsp (28 g) flaxseed meal + 10 Tbsp (150 ml) water)
- 1 Tbsp (7 g) baking soda
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut oil
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (150 ml) maple syrup
- 2/3 cup (133 g) coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 cups (369 g) unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup (96 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup (110 g) almond meal
- 1/2 cup (45 g) gluten-free oat flour (finely ground from raw oats)
- 1 1/2 cups (240 g) coconut flour
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4C Coconut milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and butter three 8″ round cake pans (or line 24 muffin tins with paper liners). Dust pans with gluten free flour and shake out excess.
- Measure out almond milk in a liquid measuring cup and add vinegar. Stir and let curdle while moving onto the next step.
- Prepare eggs by mixing water with flaxseed meal in a large mixing bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Next, add baking soda to the almond milk vinegar mixture and stir. Set aside.
- Add the oil, coconut sugar, and maple syrup to the flax egg and beat/whisk to combine.
- Next, add applesauce, vanilla, and salt and beat/whisk to combine. Then add almond milk mixture and whisk again.
- Lastly, add baking powder, cocoa powder, almond meal, oat flour, and coconut flour and beat/whisk to combine, making sure no large clumps remain.
- If the batter appears too thick, add a touch more almond milk, but it should be perfect. It should resemble a semi-thick batter that’s pourable.
- Divide batter evenly between the three prepared cake pans (or muffin tins). Bake cakes for 30-40 minutes (cupcakes for about 28-35 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out completely clean and the edges appears dry. (Time will vary if you subbed ingredients, as well as depending on the size of your pans.)
- Let cake rest in the pans for 15 minutes, then carefully run a butter knife along the edges and invert onto cooling racks. Let cool completely.
- In the meantime, prepare your coconut whipped cream. Soften the butter and combine all icing ingredients in a mixing bowl; Set in the refrigerator to chill/firm up while cake cools completely.
- NOTE: Assemble just before serving so the whipped cream doesn’t over-moisten the cake.
- To assemble, lay down one cake bottom side up on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread on a semi-thick layer of coconut whipped cream and top with second cake, also bottom side up. Frost with another layer of coconut whipped cream.
- Carefully top with remaining cake (also bottom side up) and frost the top generously with remaining coconut whipped cream. (You may not use it all, which you can reserve for serving). Top with berries and serve immediately (or cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving).
- Leftovers will keep covered with a cake stand or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though best when fresh. (The unfrosted cake will keep covered at room temperature for several days.)
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