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GAPs, Paleo, Dairy, Grain and Sugar Free Chocolate Birthday Cake

Thomas decided he wanted a power rangers cake for his birthday - oh and it had to be chocolate!  On a paleo/GAPs diet how on earth could I do that without resorting to shop bought fare full of wheat, dairy and sugar?  As we mums do I started thinking and came up with this grain free, dairy free and sugar free recipe version - my mum always jokes that my cakes are air cakes as they have nothing in.  Thankfully it was well received by all - even my sceptical husband and Thomas' friends who are obviously used to "normal" cakes.  I did make an exception and used a cake topper (Rice paper so not GAPs legal) for the Power Rangers effect, but on the whole from a damage limitation point of view I think it was a good compromise. Had I had more time I would have looked for some small power rangers figures and used them for a completely GAPs friendly cake,  The best thing really is that we had no emotional melt downs and he enjoyed his birthday and days afterwards whilst remaining happy and positive, something we wouldn't have had in the past.
 
 
 
Chocolate Birthday Cake
 
Cake
Makes 2 thin 7" cakes
6 free range duck eggs (normal chicken will do)
1/2 Cup coconut flour
6 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
6 tbsp. coconut milk
4 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup coco powder (organic dairy/gluten free)
 
Equipment : bowl, hand blender, 2 7" cake tins (I use silicone)
 
Oven: 180 degrees
 
Mix the eggs, vanilla, honey, coconut milk and melted coconut oil in a bowl with the hand blender.  Add the coconut flour and coco powder and blend again.  Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well by hand.  Add the apple cider vinegar and mix well by hand.  Split the mixture between the 2 cake tins and put in the oven for up to 25 mins. 
 
Top Icing
1/4 cup cacao butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 - 3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. coco powder
1 tbsp. vanilla
Melt cacao butter in the pan very gently.  Once meted pour into a bowl and add room temperature coconut oil.  Add the honey, vanilla and coco powder and mix with the hand blender.  Leave to cool either in the fridge or by an open window, mixing every 5 to 10 minutes.  Once it has thickened to the consistency of butter icing you are ready to go.  Using cacao butter in the icing ensures it stays firm at room temperature a bit like chocolate fudge icing. 
 
Quick Chocolate Filling
1/4 cup Coconut butter (room temperature)
2 - 3 tbsp. honey
1/2 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp coco powder
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl by hand briskly until well mixed together. This also makes a great quick chocolate spread for waffles or donuts and you can use half coconut butter/oil and half pastured organic butter if you can tolerate dairy. 
Assemble the cake and decorate as you will. I think a little sugar free strawberry jam (made with grape juice not artificial sweeteners) would go well in the middle but I wasn't allowed to contaminate the chocolate :-)   
This recipe also makes great muffins or cup cakes to give your child to take to other parties if they can't eat
the food there. 

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I also suggest that we should consider to try learning how to bake than to buy a pre-order cake, especially if we used this cake as gifts for our love ones. The main reason why we should do this is because we have the chance to make our cakes more personalized. It's really though if we're trying to bake for the first time. But trust me if I say that it will all be worth it in the end. The happiness that we can feel after we give these personalized cakes to our special someone is priceless.
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