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Grain Free Chocolate Macaroon Cake

Grain Free Chocolate Macaroon Cake

My mother has determined that a grain free lifestyle is easiest for her to maintain in order to feel comfortable and healthy in her life. Having birthdays and special occasions doesn’t always make that the easiest, but it is doable. For her birthday I took a traditional chocolate cake recipe and made a few changes. (I can also add that with only a couple other adjustments you could turn this into a dairy free or sugar free cake, too.) I’m happy to say that this was one of the most decadent and pleasing cakes I’ve tasted in a very long time. It’s a definite keeper in my book. Here’s the recipe:

Grain Free Chocolate Macaroon Cake
Cake:
1 ½ c. coconut flour
¾ c. coconut sugar
¾ c. raw sugar
1 c. finely shredded coconut
1 c. cocoa powder
1 c. butter, softened
1 T. vanilla
3 eggs
3 t. baking soda
1 c. coconut milk
1 c. water

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray two 8” round cake pans and line with parchment.
Cream together butter and sugars, add eggs, vanilla, gradually coconut milk, and water.
Carefully add baking soda, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and shredded coconut. Mix well.
Divide between the two cake pans and bake for 30 minutes. Edges of the cake will pull away from the pan slightly and when tapping the center of the cake it will be firm but not hard.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:
(For the frosting I wanted something cool, creamy, and sweet to compliment the dense richness of the cake. I whipped this like a buttercream frosting to give it a great consistency and hold up against the weight of the cake.)

4 oz. butter, cubed
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1 T. vanilla
1/8 to ¼ cup of cocoa powder (depends on how decadent you want it)
Powdered Sugar

Directions:
Whip air into the cool butter, add cream cheese, add a splash of vanilla, then gradually add powdered sugar until thick enough to spread as frosting.

Assemble and enjoy the sweet decadence.

Grain Free Chocolate Macaroon Cake

6 Comments

  • tabithasglutenfreedishes.com
    14 May 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Wow this truly sounds and looks decadent yum!

  • Heather
    14 May 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Thank you! I know you will love it. And oh my word! Your blog is my new favorite! I know I will be spending a lot of time there in the future.

  • tabithasglutenfreedishes.com
    14 May 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Thank you and thank you I can’t wait to try it and great to meet you!

  • Heather
    14 May 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Likewise!

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  • Charisma
    16 May 2014 at 3:23 AM

    I love that its gluten free! Looks soo tasty!