The perfect paleo-friendly cake, this Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Birthday Bundt Cake is sweetened with raw honey and filled to the gills with chocolate chips. Rich, moist and perfect for birthdays. Or any day you want a gluten-free treat, sweetened without refined sugar.
I wasn't going to show you this cake. Because it turned out to be such a disaster of an icing blob, I figured it was unfit for human consumption.
But, after posting the pic on Insta, and having more than a few of you message for the recipe, I figured I should forego my pride and at least get the recipe up, should you want to make it. Because the cake itself is a deeelight.
The problem occured only when we attempted to ice it.
We had a stash of Meri Meri Party candles, which also seemed like a happy fit. So started pouring, sprinkling, candling...
And what we ended up with was....
I call it "Unicorn Roadkill Trapped on a Mountaintop" or something like that.
But we went with it.
Lit the candles.
Pulled out the sparklers.
Terrified one of the teens.
But unskurred, I kept on photosnapping.
Until: full blow flames erupted. Began to devour our imperfect pile of insanity.
And ended with a hefty dousing of water to get it all to stop.
Don't tell the landlord we had a raging unicorn bonfire rocking in the front room.
Do, however, grab the recipe below and make this cake. It is perfectly paleo and splendidly delicious.
Just...do be careful with your icing plans.
Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Birthday Bundt Cake (Paleo)
10 mins | 60 mins total | Serves 8
FOR THE CAKE:
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 (3.3 g) packets Italian Roast instant coffee (I used Starbucks)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup raw honey
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 6 eggs
- 2 Tbsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup Enjoy Life! chocolate chips
FOR THE ICING (if desired):
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup amaretto (or milk)
- Organic marshmallows & sprinkles
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour into a NordicWare Elegant Bundt Cake Pan (which has been well-coated with nonstick baking spray). Bake for 55 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
The cake itself is delicious. But, if icing is desired: whisk all icing ingredients together. Drizzle over a marshmallow-topped cake. And enjoy!