How This Nourishes Your Body
An amazing recipe from our fitness expert, Ellie Reagan! She made this paleo chocolate cake for her son’s first birthday and it was a smash!
When I say I’ve been making this every week since my son turned 1, I mean I’ve literally been making it every week. Of course, I wanted to make his cake myself…I am thoroughly enjoying this stage of him having very little opinion on what he eats, because I know it surely won’t last long. But I also know that introducing good wholesome foods at a young age will go a long way in setting him up to be a good eater down the road. Call this Paleo, call it Wholesome, call it delicious. It’s been husband and family approved!
Notes for Paleo Chocolate Cake
Notes for Avocado Chocolate Frosting
I am unashamedly that girl at the restaurant who brings her own avocado. Now that I’m a mom, I am even more likely to have an avocado in my bag. Avocados not only pack a powerful nutritional punch, but they have great texture and consistency to sneak in to just about everything…including dessert. Don’t write this off until you try it – I’ve fooled many unhealthy eaters with this trick:)
Instructions for Chocolate Cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix wet and dry ingredients separately
- Combined wet and dry ingredients (coconut flour can be very stubborn and hard to mix, you may use a blender or food processor but only blend until mixed and don’t overdo it)
- Grease a large pan (9×13), or two small pans, and pour batter in
- Bake for 35-40 minutes (25-30 minutes if using smaller pans) – or until toothpick comes out clean
- Let cool and top with Paleo Chocolate Frosting
Instructions for Avocado Frosting
- Mix all ingredients in food processor, serve immediately.
- Stores well in the fridge for up to a week.
- Make sure your cake or dessert is cool before applying.