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{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.

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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!

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Orange Coconut Paleo Cake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This grain-free, gluten-free cake is full of good things that provide your body with many health benefits: healthy fats, a low glycemic index vegetable, a good protein source, and a good source of vitamin A, D, E, and Beta Carotene.



  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 from the cream.
  8. Crack eggs into a blender and add the coconut cream mixture 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 from 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.


If you don't have coconut cream, you can place a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight, and then use the thick cream and pour off the water.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 824Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 462mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 7gSugar: 45gProtein: 15g

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