The Accidental Chocolate Cake (grain-free, dairy-free)

Ali Segersten Mar 09, 2012
Grain-Free Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cake

A few weeks ago, the night before Valentine's Day, my daughters asked me to make cupcakes and frosting to give out to their friends at school. I had an idea to make a healthy frosting using almond butter and coconut oil. Thinking that I needed to chill the frosting for a while before spreading it onto the cupcakes, I made it first. A few hours later I took it out of the refrigerator to whip up into what I thought would be this beautiful, light, and fluffy frosting. For a second it did look like that, and then the oil began separating. My girls tried it and said it tasted good, like brownies, and that I should bake it!

I was so busy that night that I didn't have time so I got to it the next morning, on Valentine's Day. I decided to add two eggs and put it in the oven....and voila....a beautiful, moist, tender chocolate cake emerged! I took photos of it that day (what you see here) and planned on testing it one more time before posting it. We then took a trip to visit family for nearly two weeks. I tested it there and everyone loved it. My dad said I should call it "the accidental chocolate cake!"

I've been so busy finishing the new cookbook that I have not had much time to post to my blog. Over the next month I have a few guest posts scheduled. After the book is done, I'll be back. In the meantime, enjoy this yummy cake!

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Did you end up using eggs in the final version? I noticed you used eggs the first time and I see eggs in the picture, but they aren't listed in the recipe. This looks so good!!

You said something about eggs, but the above recipe doesn't have eggs in it.

Just to check, you said you added eggs, but there are no eggs in the ingredients list.... j

I think you may have forgotten the eggs in the recipe list. Looks great- I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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