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The Birthday Cake
Visit this link to see my revised version: Coconut Flour Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Faux Sour Cream Frosting
You might also want to check out this recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
I tried several new recipes on my birthday and used some new products. I'm going to post each one in a series of posts.
First on the list, a recipe from Elana's Pantry Chocolate Cake made with coconut flour. I did not use the frosting she includes in that recipe because she calls for chocolate chips and while we can get these delicious semi-sweet chocolate chips from Enjoy Life which are gluten, dairy and soy free, they do contain evaporated cane syrup and are not GAPS legal.
I followed Elana's recipe except for the following:
- Hers contains agave which is not GAPS legal so I substituted an equal amount of honey
- I did not have orange zest on hand, so I omitted it
- Elana's recipe called for two 9″ round pans, I used three 8″ pans
- Used a different frosting
- I subbed butter for the grapeseed oil (I'm sure you could also use ghee or coconut oil)
Review on the cake: Delicious. Moist. Nice chocolate flavor. Without a doubt, hands down THE BEST coconut flour cake I have EVER tasted thus far. The texture is very light in comparison to other coconut flour based baked goods. Definitely 5 stars.
In addition, I froze the remainder of the cake (which was almost all of it) so that I could see how it tastes after freezing. I had a piece straight from the freezer this morning, and it was delicious. I had a couple of reasons for freezing it. First of all, out of sight, out of mind. I do not need to be eating an entire cake. Although this cake is so dense and full of nutrients, and very rich tasting that one thin sliver is quite satisfying. My second reason is that I want to share my cake with my coworkers, and one coworker in particular who wants me to make a birthday cake for her upcoming birthday and I'd like for her to be able to taste test and see if she likes it enough for me to make this one for her.
I just love looking at the picture of this cake. 🙂