Paleo Cakes That Astound
Most foods can now be “Paleofied” to become a gluten-free and healthier version of its prior self. But desserts (and in particular baked goods) have to be one of the hardest things to make healthier. That’s why we’ve created this list of AMAZING Paleo cakes that will leave you astounded and asking “How Can This Beautiful Cake Be Paleo?”
Just imagine if you made one of these cakes for someone’s birthday or a party and then told the guests that what they ate was actually Paleo!
A few of the recipes contain dairy products like cream cheese and are primal cake recipes, so please check the ingredients carefully if you’re avoiding all dairy products.
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Paleo Cakes That Astound
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, cacao powder, eggs, honey, vanilla extract, cold brew coffee, unsalted butter or coconut oil, baking soda, salt, semi-sweet chocolate chips, heavy cream or coconut cream, dark chocolate, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut sugar, coconut milk, sea salt, ghee or palm shortening.
It would be wrong to start of this list of Paleo cake recipes that astound with any other cake! Joshua’s creation is a masterpiece and beauty and flavor, and we hope you find an occasion to make this for.
– Mangia Blog
Ingredients: pure pumpkin, eggs, granulated stevia, extra virgin olive oil, vanilla extract, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, sea salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, chopped pecans, maple pecan glaze, pecan butter, maple syrup.
This delicious bundt cake is sure to please anyone, especially if you enjoy the sweet flavor of pumpkin. Using real pumpkin and pecans, covered with a yummy maple pecan glaze, this delightful dessert will make you feel like you’re cheating on your diet even though you’re not.
– An Aussie with Crohns
Ingredients: eggs, honey, coconut flour, baking soda, vanilla powder.
Who doesn’t love a jelly roll up? This dessert takes it up a notch with honey and coconut flour. Add your favorite jam and coconut cream for a pleasant filling. It’s super easy to make and even easier to eat.
This vanilla pound cake recipe is very easy to create (surprisingly), and it tastes amazingly moist and soft just like regular cake! So fool your guests with this simple yet delicious dessert.
– The Clothes Makes the Girl
Ingredients: pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, ground cardamom, lemon zest, coconut butter, coconut oil or ghee, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pecans or almonds (optional).
How can you go wrong with pumpkin and gingerbread? Add in the maple frosting and either almonds or pecans and you have a delight that is definitely going to please the palate.
– Life Made Full
Ingredients: almond flour, salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, eggs, unsweetened coconut milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract.
While this maple and cinnamon bundt cake may seem modest, the flavor is anything but simple. Mouthfuls of delicious pure maple syrup mixed with the tartness of cinnamon make this a dessert worth making, often.
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Photo Credit: Melissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: cream cheese, eggs, pumpkin puree, granulated sugar substitute, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, coconut flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, heavy cream, pecan.
Another pumpkin and pecan delight, this five-layer cake makes for a great dish to take to parties or eat at home. Cream cheese, eggs and pumpkin puree create the flavor of cheese cake mixed with pumpkin pie. If you’re staying dairy-free on a Paleo diet, which we highly recommend, then you will want to avoid this recipe as it uses both heavy cream and cream cheese.
– Real Food Forager
Ingredients: cocoa butter, applesauce, eggs, honey, vanilla, pecan butter, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, nuts (optional).
If you are looking for an excellent and delicious dessert to fill your fat content needs, look no further. With cocoa butter being purely fat, this delicacy will not only help you keep on track with your diet, but it also has a flavor that will replace chocolate.
– Plated with Style
Ingredients: butter, coconut sugar, sweet potato puree, Medjool dates, vanilla extract, coconut flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, powdered cloves, ginger, kosher salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, cocoa butter, honey, coconut butter, almond extract, palm shortening, arrowroot powder, coconut milk.
Who would have thought that sweet potatoes would taste so good with white chocolate frosting? And this is real Paleo white chocolate with absolutely no milk or soy. How could it get any better than that? If you’re staying dairy-free, then use ghee instead of butter for this recipe.
– The Nourished Caveman
Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman
Ingredients: almond meal, coconut flour, yams, walnuts, orange zest, lemon zest, baking soda, coconut oil, eggs, coconut cream, cardamom cream, cardamom seeds.
This Paleo cake recipe adds an orange and lemon flavor to an already delicious walnut cake. Add the exotic flavor of cardamom in the cake and the icing and you have a dessert that is sure to please.
– Plated with Style
Ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla extract, eggs, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cream cheese, butter.
If you are looking for a gingerbread cake without the grain or gluten that comes in traditional gingerbread, then look no further.
– Eat Drink Paleo
Ingredients: almond meal, desiccated coconut, coconut flour, baking powder, eggs, orange zest, vanilla extract, coconut oil, orange juice, lemon juice, malt syrup or honey, raspberries.
Fresh raspberries and honey. Yum. Add coconut and more raspberries and this cake is a delicious alternative to traditional desserts. Free of all grains, glutens and dairy, this cake is perfect for a Paleo diet and is super tasty at the same time. Not as sweet as some fruity cakes out there, but definitely still full of flavor.
– South Beach Primal
Ingredients: almond flour, dates, butter, cinnamon, salt, cream cheese, honey, eggs, Kefir or plain yogurt, lemon zest, vanilla, dark chocolate, heavy whipping cream.
Cheesecake is hard to make for a Paleo diet – that delicious graham cracker crust is hard to replace. This Paleo cake recipe fixes that by using almond flour and pitted dates instead. Add a cream cheese filling made with raw honey and topped with dark, rich chocolate and you have a decadent dessert. Perfect after a delicious steak! It’s hard to recreate that cream cheese taste and texture so you’ll unfortunately have to skip this recipe if you’re dairy-free. However, there’s a dairy-free cheesecake recipe below (made using cashews).
With only five ingredients, this cake is not only delicious but easy to make too. With a silky and chocolatey flavor, you can’t go wrong. Add some shredded coconut to the top and you have a great dessert to please anyone.
Dates and almonds make the delicious crust on this beautiful lemon cheesecake. With it being a no-bake cake, you get the flavor of raw lemon and the natural nutrients from raw honey and coconut.
Looking for a yummy cake that is not too sweet and helps you to stay Paleo? Then look no further. This almond cake is moist and only slightly sweet making it perfect for dessert or as a snack. Slice it and add some fresh berries for even more flavor and as an excellent alternative to bread.
– Grassfed Girl
Ingredients: almond meal, tapioca starch/flour, ghee or butter, baking powder, eggs, coconut sugar, almonds, vanilla extract, dark chocolate.
Almond cake has become a very popular treat for those on and off diets. Why? Because they are usually very easy to make and taste wonderful by themselves or with additions. This grain-free almond cake is a prime example. Simply eat it as is or add dark chocolate and/or fresh fruit to make this an excellent dessert.
– The Primalist
Ingredients: poppy seeds, raisins, walnuts, butter, honey, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon, salt, cocoa powder.
This completely flourless cake uses ground poppy seeds instead of flour, giving it a slightly nutty taste. Adding in lemon zest and vanilla gives it a more flavorful taste in a cake that is moist and only slightly sweet. Again, if you’re staying dairy-free, then use ghee instead of butter for this recipe.
While many diets make it difficult to eat chocolate cake, this recipe can fix your craving for the sweet delight. It is super easy and really fast to make. Five minutes of your microwave’s time and you have a delicious dessert to will melt your heart and soul.
Ingredients: coconut oil, coconut sugar, bananas, eggs, almond butter, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt.
A delicious spin of the traditional pineapple upside down cake, this cake recipe uses plenty of ripe and super sweet bananas instead of the pineapples. Using coconut flour helps it to accomplish your grain and gluten free needs while satisfying your cravings for sweets.
– Deliciously Organic
Ingredients: egg whites, lemon juice, sea salt, cream of tartar, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, arrowroot flour, heavy cream, berries (optional).
Angel food cake is the recipe to use when you want an airy and light cake that is easy to make. Top this beauty with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries for a dessert that is even more delightful. However, this recipe does contain heavy cream, so if you’re dairy-free, you’ll want to skip this recipe.
– Delicious Meets Healthy
Ingredients: coconut sugar, water, vanilla, sea salt, 70% dark chocolate, butter, eggs, apricot, raspberries.
This chocolate cake is completely flourless and can be made Paleo with a simple substitution of ghee for the butter. It has a wonderful texture that is dense and creamy with a topping that makes your mouth water.
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: almond flour, pure whey protein powder, baking powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, raw honey, almond milk, coconut milk, chocolate chips, coconut flakes.
Celebrate in style with a decadent chocolate cake. This recipe uses a traditional almond cake recipe to create a two-layer chocolate cake filled with delicious chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate frosting. Top with some strawberries for extra color.
– Zen Belly Catering
Ingredients: pecans, tapioca starch, ghee, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, pears, palm shortening, eggs, apple cider, almond flour, tapioca starch, coconut flour, baking soda, nutmeg, clove, salt.
– California Avocado
Ingredients: cocoa powder, water, vanilla extract, almond flour, baking soda, salt, dark honey, coconut palm sugar, avocado, eggs, chocolate chips (optional).
A simple yet decadent chocolate cake that uses delicious and super healthy avocados. The addition of avocados lowers the sweetness making it healthier than regular cakes.
– Mommypotamus (Recipe by Urban Poser)
Ingredients: palm shortening or ghee, eggs, maple sugar, lemon juice, almond flour, cinnamon, ginger powder, ground nutmeg, baking soda, unsweetened shredded coconut, raisins, pineapple, pecans, carrots, coconut flakes, cream of tartar, maple syrup, vanilla extract.
This cake recipe should be named the “Maple, pineapple, pecan, coconut, carrot cake with maple syrup buttercream icing,” but that is a mouthful to say. This delicious and beautiful cake will be a great special occasion dessert that is worth the time it takes to put it together as it will be eaten faster than you can say the name.
– Urban Poser
Ingredients: palm shortening or ghee, coconut flour, cocoa powder, arrowroot flour, salt, eggs, coconut milk, maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, coconut cream, whole bing cherries.
There’s no doubt that Jenni Hulet (author of The Paleo Patisserie) is one of the best Paleo bakers around. Her recipes and photos are worth drooling over. They really do astound.
Grain-Free Butterscotch Cake
– A Girl Worth Saving
Photo Credit: Kelly Bejelly from A Girl Worth Saving
Ingredients: butter, coconut sugar, baking soda, vanilla, tapioca flour, coconut flour, eggs, palm shortening, maple syrup.
This simple recipe is easy to make and quick to eat. Get your Paleo cake fix with this recipe!
– Cook It Up Paleo
Ingredients: honey, coconut flour, arrowroot flour, coconut oil, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, essential oil, cream of tartar, egg yolks, honey, stevia liquid, coconut milk, lemon juice, cold water, gelatin, egg whites.
Lemon and more lemon make this a summer delight that is sure to please even a hardcore lemon lover. This Paleo lemon cake recipe is made with plenty of honey to add sweetness all while satisfying cravings for lemony goodness.