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Birthday Cake!

April 6th, 2011 at 19:37

Here’s the recipe I used, from Food Lover’s Primal Palate. I made some alterations, mainly due to what I had on hand. I subbed melted homemade butter for the melted coconut oil in the cake, and honey for the maple syrup. Did you know that maple syrup can go bad? I didn’t, until I saw mold floating on ours the last time I tried to use it. I didn’t buy more because I don’t consider it to be Primal–I’d rather use honey or agave nectar as a sweetener. The honey worked fine, and I’m sure agave nectar would have as well. I used dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet, too.

In the frosting, I added three pinches of Kosher salt, because all that chocolate and nuts just seemed too rich. I’m pretty glad I did–it really brought out the flavors in both. I used three tablespoons of coconut oil instead of four tablespoons of palm shortening in the ganache, and it hasn’t set yet after four and a half hours–it’s still pretty runny. Delicious, though! I think I’m a better Primal baker than I ever was a SAD baker. This one caused Husband to utter expletives after his first bite, and here’s why.
birthday cake

  • http://twitter.com/csandersring Chris Sanders-Ring

    What’s SAD? And damn, because that looks amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Standard American Diet. I should put up an acronyms post at some point.

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