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Orange Coconut Cake // #paleo #primal #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree

{Today, my friend Vivica from The Nourished Caveman shares a recipe for Orange Coconut Cake. This recipe looks divine and would be perfect for summer!}

Not all cakes are created equal!

When you give up grains, sugar and dairy, finding cake you can eat can become a challenge.

That is why this cake recipe exists. So even after having embarked in the journey of healthier eating, you can still enjoy some small (less guilty) pleasures!

You might be used to eating those gluten-rich, overly sweet cakes full of unhealthy fats, refined flours, and sugars. That cake and this one have nothing in common. Wait, they do have something in common: the name! But that's where the similarity ends.

It might be difficult at first to get your palate used to this new kind of cake. To taste buds that have been constantly blasted with lots of refined sugar it will not seem sweet enough… Do have faith though, because it only takes 21 days of cutting back on sugar to almost completely re-educate your poor little taste buds and discover a whole new world of subtle flavors and scents.

Once you start ditching the bad foods, your palate will become much more refined, and you will find yourself appreciating a wider variety of foods.

Orange Coconut Cake // #paleo #primal #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree

Have your cake and eat it too!

That's what eating this cake will do to you! In a nutritional sense at least.

Here is few of the good things you will provide you body by eating this cake:

  • Healthy fats: Coconut oil and cream, pastured eggs, and nut flours.
  • A low glycemic index vegetable, loaded with trace minerals: Yams.
  • Good protein source: Pastured Eggs and nut flours.
  • Good source of vitamin A, D, E and Beta Carotene: Pastured egg yolks.

Better than your typical high-sugar, low-nutrition cake, right?

Enjoy this easy recipe, I hope it will bring some orangey sweetness to your life!

Orange Coconut Cake // #paleo #primal #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree

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Orange-Coconut Paleo Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast
Serves: 6
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small pot, mix the coconut oil and cream, add the stick of vanilla and melt on a very low flame for about 10 minutes, then let sit for another 5.
  3. In a large bowl mix the Orange zest, the baking soda and the 3 flours.
  4. Mix well, even with your hands, so that the zest blends and flavors the flours.
  5. Add the grated yams to the bowl and mix well.
  6. While you are waiting for the coconut cream to cool, grease a 9" round springform and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  7. Remove the vanilla stick form the cream.
  8. Crack eggs into a blender and add the coconut cream mix to it.
  9. Blend well until frothy.
  10. Add the egg blend to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  11. Pour the cake mix into the springform pan and bake for 35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick will come out dry.
  12. Remove the cake form the oven and let cool.
  13. For the frosting, in a small bowl mix the honey with the coconut cream until perfectly mixed.
  14. Put in the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 min.
  15. Once the cake has cooled down and the cream has hardened, you can spread it on the cake.
  16. Decorate with a bit of the orange zest and dried orange slices.
About Vivica

About Vivica Menegaz, Contributor to DeliciousObsessions.comVivica is a blogger, cook, nutrition consultant, traveler, photographer and expat. Graduate of Pasadena Art Center for Design. Previous resident of Milano, Los Angeles, Salvador Bahia; currently residing in Northern California on a small homestead with her husband and many pets. You can find her writing at The Nourished Caveman, follow her on Facebook, or pin with her on Pinterest.

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