Healthy Spice Cake with Maple Frosting

AuthorAnnabel
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Life without grains, gluten, dairy and refined sugar should not be boring. Or bland. Here's how.

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Yields20 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins
Cake
 1 ¼ cups coconut milk
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 2 cups almond flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp ground ginger
 ½ cup coconut oil
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 3 eggsat room temperature
Maple Frosting
 ½ cup coconut oil
  cup pure maple syrup
 pinch of sea salt
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
 2 tbsp coconut oil (to be added separately to the 1/2 cup)
What are we cooking today?
1

Spicy, moist, sweet and decadent. Fun to make and sensational to have in the fridge.

Getting started
Cake
2

In a small bowl combine the coconut milk and lemon juice. Set aside at room temperature to allow to sour.

3

Preheat the oven to 180C.

4

Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with coconut oil, or two 8 1/2 inch round cake pans. Set aside.

5

In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Set aside.

6

In a mixing bowl, beat the coconut oil on high speed for 30 seconds. Add the coconut sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add the eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition.

7

Alternately add flour mixture and sour coconut milk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

8

Pour into prepared pan or pans.

9

Bake for 35-40 minutes for the 13x9x2 inch pan, 30-35 minutes for the round pans. Allow to cool before frosting.

10

Once frosted chill in the fridge to firm the frosting, at least 20 minutes.

Maple frosting
11

Place all the ingredients, except the 2 tbsp coconut oil, in a mixing bowl and beat until fully combined. Scrape down the sides and beat again.

12

Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the melted coconut oil, mixing until smooth.

13

Place the frosting in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

Annabelle's tips
14

Store leftovers in the fridge.

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Ingredients

Cake
 1 ¼ cups coconut milk
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 2 cups almond flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp ground ginger
 ½ cup coconut oil
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 3 eggsat room temperature
Maple Frosting
 ½ cup coconut oil
  cup pure maple syrup
 pinch of sea salt
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
 2 tbsp coconut oil (to be added separately to the 1/2 cup)

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Spicy, moist, sweet and decadent. Fun to make and sensational to have in the fridge.

Getting started
Cake
2

In a small bowl combine the coconut milk and lemon juice. Set aside at room temperature to allow to sour.

3

Preheat the oven to 180C.

4

Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with coconut oil, or two 8 1/2 inch round cake pans. Set aside.

5

In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Set aside.

6

In a mixing bowl, beat the coconut oil on high speed for 30 seconds. Add the coconut sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add the eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition.

7

Alternately add flour mixture and sour coconut milk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

8

Pour into prepared pan or pans.

9

Bake for 35-40 minutes for the 13x9x2 inch pan, 30-35 minutes for the round pans. Allow to cool before frosting.

10

Once frosted chill in the fridge to firm the frosting, at least 20 minutes.

Maple frosting
11

Place all the ingredients, except the 2 tbsp coconut oil, in a mixing bowl and beat until fully combined. Scrape down the sides and beat again.

12

Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the melted coconut oil, mixing until smooth.

13

Place the frosting in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

Annabelle's tips
14

Store leftovers in the fridge.

Healthy Spice Cake with Maple Frosting
AuthorAnnabelCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate
Rating
Yields20 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Cake
 1 ¼ cups coconut milk
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 2 cups almond flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp ground ginger
 ½ cup coconut oil
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 3 eggsat room temperature
Maple Frosting
 ½ cup coconut oil
  cup pure maple syrup
 pinch of sea salt
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
 2 tbsp coconut oil (to be added separately to the 1/2 cup)

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Spicy, moist, sweet and decadent. Fun to make and sensational to have in the fridge.

Getting started
Cake
2

In a small bowl combine the coconut milk and lemon juice. Set aside at room temperature to allow to sour.

3

Preheat the oven to 180C.

4

Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with coconut oil, or two 8 1/2 inch round cake pans. Set aside.

5

In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Set aside.

6

In a mixing bowl, beat the coconut oil on high speed for 30 seconds. Add the coconut sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add the eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition.

7

Alternately add flour mixture and sour coconut milk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

8

Pour into prepared pan or pans.

9

Bake for 35-40 minutes for the 13x9x2 inch pan, 30-35 minutes for the round pans. Allow to cool before frosting.

10

Once frosted chill in the fridge to firm the frosting, at least 20 minutes.

Maple frosting
11

Place all the ingredients, except the 2 tbsp coconut oil, in a mixing bowl and beat until fully combined. Scrape down the sides and beat again.

12

Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the melted coconut oil, mixing until smooth.

13

Place the frosting in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

Annabelle's tips
14

Store leftovers in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20


Amount Per Serving
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%
Sodium 88mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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