Looking for the perfect caveman birthday cake? Try this:
2ish cups of almond meal
a few tablespoons of ghee
two-ish tablespoons of honey
If the batter seems too thin, add more almond meal.
(the measurements don’t have to be exactly, this is a very forgiving recipe)
Pour the mix into a well-greased cake pan. Bake for half an hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean, at 350 degrees. Decorate the edges of the cake with slivered almonds, and maybe a little honey drizzle. If you’re not too crazy with the honey drizzle, the entire cake at this point is about 100 grams of carbs.
*If the cake comes out too dry, you used too much almond meal. If it comes out too eggy, use more almond meal. For the sake of science, I will make this cake again soon and have more exact measurements!
But wait, there’s more! You can easily make this into a cherry cake, a coffee cake, or a pineapple upside down cake!
Pour the batter above into a cake pan. Spoon onto the cake batter any cherry preserves that make you happy, ideally ones made with no sugar and just a little honey. If you spoon them all over the cake batter, and then take your spoon and drag it around, you’ll get pretty designs! Bake at 350 for half an hour or until the toothpick comes out clean. Carb count for this cake will depend on what you use for cherries.
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake
Grease the cake pan, and lay pineapple rings all along the bottom. If you like, place a cherry into the center of each pineapple ring. Pour the batter over the pineapples, and bake at 350 for half an hour or until the toothpick comes out clean. The entire cake will have more like 300 grams of carbs in this case, which will work out to 25 grams per slice if you cut the cake into 12 slices.
Add generous cinnamon and chopped walnuts to the batter. Pour into a greased baking pan, and bake at 350 for half an hour or until the toothpick comes out clean. When you take it out of the oven, spread ghee over the top and let it melt in. Sprinkle more chopped walnuts around the edges of the cake (to be pretty!), and sprinkle cinnamon lightly across the top. Drizzle a little honey across the top, and serve! If you’re not too crazy with the honey drizzle, the whole cake will have around 100 grams of carbs.
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