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Paleo chocolate cake – success at last!

paleocakeI have been (more or less) following a paleo diet since November.

Simply speaking, paleo means no grains = no wheat, corn, oats, pasta, rice. So regular cake is not really on the menu!

This is not my first attempt at paleo cake, but it is the most successful so I thought I would share with you.


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease and line an 8 inch baking tin.

Melt 100g butter (or you could use coconut oil if you wanted to go dairy free) and stir in 75g dark chocolate until it melts. Leave to cool.

Whisk 4 eggs with 50g honey until they are creamy and well aerated.

Pour the cooled chocolate butter mixture in slowly, while whisking all the time.

Mix 100g ground almonds with 40g coconut flour and a teaspoon baking powder. Fold this dry mix into the wet mix.

Pour batter into cake tin and bake for approximately 30 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool, then if you like, drizzle with some more melted dark chocolate.


Enjoy! But not too much, this is a treat, even if it is grain free!




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Raspberry Custard Cake (best cake ever)

This is delicious.
You have to make it.

250g butter
200g caster sugar
250g self raising flour
150g tinned custard
4 eggs
1 tin raspberries (drained – save the juice for something else) (or you could use fresh or frozen)
half tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence

Heat your oven to 180 deg C and grease and line a deep 8 inch cake tin.

Cream the butter and sugar together, then mix in the flour, baking powder, eggs, vanilla and about a third of the custard until you have lovely smooth batter.

Blob about one third of the batter into the cake tin to roughly cover the bottom.
Blob half the raspberries on top.
Cover with the rest of the batter.
Blob the rest of the raspberries and the remaining custard on top.

You now have some yummy looking gloop in your cake tin.DSCF0341
Bake in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes, then cover with foil and bake for 30 – 40 more minutes. Do the skewer test to check it is cooked through.

raspberry custard cakeRemove from the tine and admire the yumminess.

This cake is delicious both hot and cold.

raspberry custard cake sliceI served mine with some raspberry custard cream – just some double cream, some of the juice from the tin and a blob of cold custard (I had half a tin left) all whisked up.

Go on, make it.

It really is delicious.

You know you want some.

And share it with your friends and family, because everyone deserves raspberry custard cake.

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