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Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake

chocolate clementine paleo cake-16I’m so excited that clementines are back in season! I saw them recently at Whole Foods and of course, I bought a whole 2 lb bag of it. I’ve been obsessed with clementines ever since I was young and I remember eating about 10 of them in one sitting and impressing my parents.

As much as I stay away from desserts and sugar, sometimes, especially with the holidays coming up, cake is necessary. I honestly don’t do well with too much sugar, so I try to satisfy my sweet tooth with fruits and natural sweeteners. So when I decided to create a cake, I used all healthy sweeteners to bake a delicious clementine chocolate cake and I had to share it with you today!

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Instead of mixing the clementine slices into the batter, I decided to top the whole cake with them because they just look so pretty. The combination of chocolate and clementines go together so well, and you’ll love the burst of the juicy clementine slices as you bite into them.

Except for the 2 tablespoons of honey that goes into the batter, the cake is sweetened with bananas and clementines and you won’t miss the sugar at all! It’s plenty sweet and delicious, and it’s a healthy treat if you are trying to lower your sugar intake.

Also, if you end up making this, you HAVE TO make the glaze. It really pulls together the cake beautifully, and brings out the clementine flavors even more which I absolutely love!

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Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake
 
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Ingredients
Cake:
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 clementines
Coconut Clementine Glaze:
  • ¼ cup coconut coconut butter
  • Juice and zest from 1 clementine
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease the sides of a round 9 inch cake pan with coconut oil. Cut a circle from a parchment paper and fit it on the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, cacao powder, baking powder and sea salt.
  4. In a food processor, place bananas, eggs, coconut milk. honey, and vanilla extract, then pulse until combined thoroughly.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then mix with a spatula until combined well. Be careful not to over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the cake pan and spread out evenly.
  7. Peel the clementines and separate them into slices. Press the slices evenly into the batter.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Coconut Clementine Glaze:
  1. While the cake is cooling, combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan and heat over low heat.
  2. When the coconut butter liquifies, whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Drizzle over the cooled cake and serve.

 

Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake with Coconut Glaze

Paleo Lemon Bars

paleo lemon bars

When life hands you lemons, make lemon bars. That’s how the saying goes, right? Or something like that? Well, life did hand me lemons this week. After working so hard to improve my health issues for over a year now, I’ve learned about a minor setback through a blood test. It’s been frustrating and upsetting, but at least I found about it early before things got worse. I’ll talk about it more in detail in a later post. I’m trying to keep a positive attitude about it, because there’s no use wallowing in it. It won’t help me heal faster. So, in an effort to look on the bright side, I made lemons bars out of all the lemons that landed on my lap this past week.

paleo lemon bars

paleo lemon bars

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I love lemon flavored dessert. They are especially festive and fun during the Spring months. The flavor and the color instantly brighten up your day and your taste buds without weighing down your tummy. These paleo lemon bars are light and super lemon-y, as they should be, and also contain healthy fats with a good dose of vitamin C from the lemon zest and juice. It’s a great treat to make when you are going through a crappy time. I hope they’ll make your day happier like they did to mine!

paleo lemon bars

Paleo Lemon Bars
 
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For the crust
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
For the filling
  • Juice and zest from 2 lemons
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the crust in a bowl and mix until the mixture is crumbly and sticky.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom the lined pan.
  5. Whisk together all the ingredients for the filling, except cinnamon, in a large bowl.
  6. Pour over the pressed crust.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.
  8. The bars will firm up as they cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  9. Once cool, cut into individual squares. Refrigerate to store.

Paleo Vegan Lemon Bars