It’s always a good time for cake, right? We’re sharing some of our favorite cake recipes, with gluten free and paleo options included, of course!
Paleo Apple Spice Cake in a Mug
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This recipe from Spoon University
proves that you really can make the perfect cake in minutes. Not only is this Apple Spice Cake in a Mug healthy, but it’s also paleo-friendly and incredibly delicious. The espresso used in the recipe makes this dessert perfect for breakfast or even as an afternoon pick-me-up. The best part is that it takes two minutes to make.
Raw Chia Carrot Cake
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Raw cakes can sound intimidating to make at first. However, they are most definitely among the easiest cakes to make. With all fresh ingredients and no baking required, raw cakes are great served cold on a hot summer day. This Raw Chia Carrot Cake made by No Meat Athlete
is filled with vitamin-rich ingredients and is perfect for those wanting to calm their sweet tooth, while still sticking to their diet. The chia seeds in the cake act as a binding agent and gives it a crunch similar to that of a lemon poppy seed cake.
If you’re looking to create a flavor packed and nutritious cake, then this is surely the recipe for you!
Chocolate Flourless Cupcakes
For those looking to avoid gluten, these Chocolate Flourless Cupcakes from Ditch the Wheat
are calling your name! By ditching the flour and substituting it with cocoa, it automatically creates a creamy texture and adds so much flavor to this masterpiece! The fudge-like taste is perfect for chocolate lovers everywhere trying to stick to a gluten free diet.
Apricot Rosemary Cheesecake
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Not only is this recipe gluten free and vegan, but it’s also soy-free as well! Using only the most natural of ingredients this Apricot Rosemary Cake from Spa Bettie
uses agave as an all-natural sweetener and fresh rosemary for flavor. This recipe is bursting with flavor, and the sweet taste is something that can’t be surpassed.
Be sure to use fresh lemon juice rather than store bought to give it the zest needed!
Quinoa Apple Cake
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Quinoa. We’ve seen it in oatmeal, salads, and even as a dish on its own, but who knew it could be used to make a cake as well? This Quinoa cake featured on Greatist
is packed with protein and is the ideal healthy dessert. With a texture similar to an apple crumb cake, it is moist and flavorful! This Quinoa Apple Cake can be made with or without egg, depending on one’s dietary restrictions. Bob's Red Mill Organic Tri-Colored Quinoa
, is a great and colorful quinoa option for this dish!
Banana Ice Cream Cake
This cake from Paleo Parents
seriously has it all! Bananas, cream, carrots, and lemon. Your taste buds will be going wild after just one bite. The tangy lemon flavor works so perfectly with the sweet bananas that all your cravings will be satisfied at the same time. The best part about this cake is that it is frozen instead of baked, which makes it the perfect way to cool off from the heat. Plus, it is refined sugar-free, gluten free, vegan, paleo and raw.
Strawberry Vanilla Shortcakes
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This recipe is perfect for the beginning baker who is looking to make a delicious and healthy treat. To keep the Strawberry Vanilla Shortcakes healthy and light, Greek yogurt is used instead of butter and cream. Lastly, the shortcakes are topped with coconut whipping cream (a great alternative to traditional whipped cream) and strawberries. Everything about this recipe from A Couple Cooks
screams fresh and delicious.
Chocolate Chip Cashew Cream Cake
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Made with raw, soaked cashews, chocolate and a hint of mint it would be hard for anyone to turn down this cake. Like some of the other raw cakes we’ve seen, this Cashew Cream Cake from Tasty Yummies
does not require baking and is both gluten free and vegan. There are also some veggies snuck into the cake throughout the process that will give you those extra vitamins you need to feel energized and healthy.
What are some of your favorite cake recipes? Feel free to share in the comments below!
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2 Minute Paleo Apple Spice Cake in a Mug: http://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/2-minute-paleo-apple-spice-cake-mug
Raw Chia Carrot Cake: http://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/2-minute-paleo-apple-spice-cake-mug
Chocolate Flourless Cupcakes: http://ditchthewheat.com/chocolate-flourless-cupcakes/
Apricot Rosemary Cheesecake: http://ditchthewheat.com/chocolate-flourless-cupcakes/
Quinoa Apple Cake: http://greatist.com/eat/recipes/quinoa-apple-cake
Banana Ice Cream Cake: http://paleoparents.com/2014/guest-post-banana-ice-cream-cake-lemon-cheesecake-icing-carrot-cake-crust-lets-hang/
Strawberry Vanilla Shortcakes: http://www.acouplecooks.com/strawberry-vanilla-shortcakes/
Mint Chocolate Chip Cashew Cream Cake: http://tasty-yummies.com/mint-chocolate-chip-cashew-cream-cake-gluten-free-vegan/