Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rainbow Cake

My birthday is in June and what better way to celebrate June than with a rainbow cake. No artificial colors or flavors, just wholesome grain-free, gluten-free yummy goodness. I adapted this recipe from Saffron Girl's Paleo Beetroot Cake recipe, but made it even more awesome.

Yellow Layer:
1 1/2 cups golden beets, chopped and roasted
2 Eggs
2-4 Tbsp Honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 Tbsp almond extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond flour

I didn't use any fat or oil when I roasted the beats. Puree beets. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl, then add pureed beets, coconut oil, honey and extract and beat together. Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then combine all the ingredients together and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Red Layer:
1 1/2 cups red beets, chopped and roasted
2 Eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2-4 Tbsp Honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder flour

Follow the same instructions for the red layer as the yellow layer. If  you're really talented, you can bake them in separate cake pans and layer them. If you're lazy like me, you can just put one layer on top of the other in the same cake pan. If you're really creative, try swirling or marbling the 2 batters. It doesn't matter which layer is on the top and which one is on the bottom, either way it tastes awesome.

Bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean.

Frosting:
1 ripe banana
2 ripe avocados

Puree bananas and avocados together. When cake is cool, remove from pan and frost. Eat before the frosting oxidizes.



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