paleo gingerbread cake … to die for!

This cake is literally to die for. Like I will be making this every other day for the rest of my life, good. My love for gingerbread has been taken to the next level. christmasdesert

Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of the wonderful cake, however, thankfully my friend C was able to get a nice shot of my dessert tray. The cake is pictured at the top right hand side, covered in an equally amazing spiced butter cream frosting. I’m drooling right now. Also featured here are Almond Joy Bars inspired by this recipe over at Elana’s Pantry. They were also a big hit!

In my experience Gingerbread is usually best eaten the day after and so, I made this cake the night before our Christmas party. I baked it, let it cool in the cake pan, covered it and let it rest overnight in the fridge. This not only enhances the flavour (in my gingerbread loving opinion), but also makes it much easier to ice the cake!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 C coconut flour
  • 1/4 C sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. ginger, powdered
  • 1/4 C molasses (I used fancy molasses)
  • 1 t. allspice
  • 1/4 t. sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together sugar and butter.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Make sure to scrap the bowl in between to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Next add the molasses.Then, all dry ingredients and spices.
  5. Mix until well combined.
  6. Pour batter into a greased cake pan, or muffin tin if you desire. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  7. To serve, allow the cake to cool in the cake pan covered, over night. Run a rubber spatula around the edge of the pan for easy removal of the cake. Serve plain or iced with something like spiced butter cream frosting, for which a recipe will be coming soon!

great paleo holiday treats

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be most appropriate to gather some of the top desserts I’ve made over the year that are excellent paleo choices for the holidays. It’s easy to to stay paleo when you’ve got such delicious treats to choose from. It’s tried and true- paleo or not, these will be a hit.

And, while I’ll certainly be whipping up a few batches of these cookies, squares, and muffins I’ve got some great new treats up my sleeve and cannot wait to share them with you.

My Top Paleo Holiday Choices

cinnamuffin

Coconut Cinnamon Bun Muffins: a great bite¬† sized alternative to gluten laden cinnamon buns. These might be smaller in size, but they certainly don’t lack any flavour!

gingerbread

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies: what’s the holiday season without some gingerbread. I fell madly in love with these men, and I hope you do to.

paleochocolatechip

Chocolate Chip Cookies: a tried and true classic. No dessert tray is ever complete with out a row or two of chocolate chip cookies. Following the paleo lifestyle is no reason not to enjoy!

cookedbrownies

Paleo Fudgy Brownies: the title says it all. Warm, gooey and fudgy muffins. Free of sugar and gluten. What more could you ask for!

cheesecake3

Paleo “Cheese”Cake: recreate this fabulous “cheese” cake for that dinner party or potluck. Even better, make it in a baking dish and serve “cheese”cake squares! The possibilities are endless.

Do you have those “must have” holiday favourites?