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Homemade Paleo Vanilla Cake (with Almond Flour)

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  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 layer 6" cake 1x


Healthy, homemade Paleo vanilla cake that's made with almond flour and covered in a dark chocolate frosting.  Grain free, gluten free, dairy free, fluffy and moist!






For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line three 6-inch round pans with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry cake ingredients.  This includes the almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.  This includes the eggs, almond milk, avocado oil and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour the batter into the lined baking pans.
  7. Place pans in the oven (middle rack) and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes*
  8. Cool cake in pans for 5-10 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire cooling rack.

For the Frosting

  1. Combine all frosting ingredients in a small sauce pan.  Melt over the stove top on low heat, stirring every so often.
  2. Once the chocolate has fully melted, remove frosting from stove top and cool in fridge for about an hour to thicken**
  3. Frost cooled cake and decorate as desired.


For best results, measure ingredients by weight (when given).

*I have stainless steel baking pans.  If using pans made from a different material, the baking time may slightly differ.

**It takes about an hour for the frosting to thicken in the fridge.  If the frosting gets too solid, then slightly warm it over the stove top.