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Paleo Wedding Cake

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

So I'm getting married this fall and my Fiance and I are sticking to a paleo/primal menu, including the cake! We're trying to use this recipe: http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/coconut-cake/ for a coconut flour cake but we've had it vary from best cake in the world to so-so.

What varied was the fluffiness of the cake. When we made it it was a good balance between moist and dry, and the other, made by our gluten-free baker, was spongier and oilier. The later also started turning green on the bottom.

I was wondering if anyone else had successfully made a large paleo wedding cake? Do you have a recipe or a photo of it you could share?

(I realize paleo cakes have been already discussed, but I'm curious about a large/100 person size cake.)

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I don't think I'm okay with this. I have a gag stuck.

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on August 20, 2012
at 02:27 PM

An update: Thank you for responding to us about your recipe! I just tried it myself this past weekend, and it worked out great, again. I think our wedding baker was close...we just have to give her the modified recipe. Have fun wedding planning! :)

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on July 22, 2012
at 09:33 PM

Hey, Bill (This is the fiancé). Interestingly, I've encountered the same bright green coloration from putting Sunbutter on the coconut bread, freaked me out. (We must all be trying to recreate the peanut butter sandwich.) Their website said it was some reaction with the chlorophyll... Separate from that though, I've gotten a grayish blue-green tint at the bottom of the bread that has an eggy smell and I found on restaurant forums that baking soda reacts with eggs that way, and temperature may be a factor too. Not sure what all causes it!

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on July 21, 2012
at 03:49 PM

I didn't want to get our answer buried below, hence the comment here. It sounds like you guys made our cake correctly (best cake in the world!) and the gluten-free baker did not, clearly. The greenish tinge makes it sound like they may have used some sort of sunflower seed (sunbutter?) in the batter - that is a common side effect of baking with sunflower seeds. That, to me, sounds like they didn't follow the recipe. Anyway, FWIW - Hayley and I are getting married in June and we're going with a gluten-free cake from a local bakery called Gluuteny. Enjoy your special day! Congrats!

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:30 PM

I know this may be strange, but there are a lot of great raw vegan cheesecakes e.g. Turtle chocolate etc. As long as your okay with lots of nuts.

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on July 21, 2012
at 05:49 AM

I have used unsweetened cocoa in savory applications, but it didn't look like frosting with caramel drizzled over it! I think if this was savory frosting, it would be a totalmind fuck!

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on July 21, 2012
at 05:24 AM

I have seasoned my steak with cacao powder and cayenne pepper before. It was actually really good. haha I think the steak cake would be quite good if the frostings were made with cacao powder, cayenne pepper,sea salt and pastured butter...

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on July 21, 2012
at 01:43 AM

I guess it would be more accurate to say whipped coconut milk, but here's the recipe I've used. It's wonderful. http://supermaura.com/tag/paleo-whipped-cream/

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:18 AM

I have to agreee...Yuck!

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on July 20, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Me too. You can whip coconut cream?!?

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on July 20, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Chocolate on steak? Ew.

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on July 20, 2012
at 09:45 PM

what do you think about cupcakes instead of the cake?

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:26 PM

Wow--what a beautiful blog! Thanks for the link.

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on July 20, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Unfortunately, we're both not OK with dairy :(

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92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

on July 20, 2012
at 07:36 PM

paleo-wedding-cake

steak cake?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 21, 2012
at 05:49 AM

I have used unsweetened cocoa in savory applications, but it didn't look like frosting with caramel drizzled over it! I think if this was savory frosting, it would be a totalmind fuck!

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

(1644)

on July 20, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Chocolate on steak? Ew.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on July 21, 2012
at 05:24 AM

I have seasoned my steak with cacao powder and cayenne pepper before. It was actually really good. haha I think the steak cake would be quite good if the frostings were made with cacao powder, cayenne pepper,sea salt and pastured butter...

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I don't think I'm okay with this. I have a gag stuck.

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:18 AM

I have to agreee...Yuck!

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:24 PM

The baking time for a large cake could change the consistency of the cake. Maybe a smaller tiered cake for cutting (and picture taking), then cupcakes to make up the rest that you would need for 100 people? Then you could also offer different flavors (like carrot cake, suggested above).

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:47 PM

It's not really all THAT Paleo, but I am determined to have a rice crispy treat cake at my wedding eventually! I'll make it with homemade marshmallows from honey and grass fed beef gelatin for sure.

paleo-wedding-cake

I think the trick with most coconut flour recipes is a high egg to flour ratio, and letting the batter rest for a while before you bake it. I tend to put mine in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before baking. Stuff seems to come out fluffier that way.

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on July 20, 2012
at 06:58 PM

Hey Erikaj - Have you checked out Roost's website? It's AMAZING and all of the cakes look incredible.

http://www.roostblog.com/

http://www.roostblog.com/all-recipes/

(Cakes are at the bottom) - Harvest sounds delicious and so does the raw cheesecake.

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:26 PM

Wow--what a beautiful blog! Thanks for the link.

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:06 AM

I made these for my sons birthday: http://comfybelly.com/2011/06/very-vanilla-cupcakes-using-coconut-flour/#.UAnxlaD9x8E

They were really good and had a coconut-vanilla flavor. They should cook up fine into 9" or 12" rounds. You may have to make several small tiered cakes instead of one giant wedding cake. Or, like Heather suggested, make a small tiered cake and cupcakes for the remaining servings. Makes excellent portion control!

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:48 PM

Just in case you're not married (haaaaaaa) to the cake idea, I happen to think that pies are a great alternative. I chose a variety of pies instead of cake for my wedding and everybody LOVED them (especially fitting since my wedding was the day after Thanskgiving). I think pies are very easy to "paleoize" if you stick to fruit and pumpkin fillings. There are some wonderful gluten free pie crust recipes out there, too. And you can pair them with whipped coconut cream.

I'm drooling already.

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on July 20, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Me too. You can whip coconut cream?!?

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

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on July 21, 2012
at 01:43 AM

I guess it would be more accurate to say whipped coconut milk, but here's the recipe I've used. It's wonderful. http://supermaura.com/tag/paleo-whipped-cream/

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Cheesecake with almond crust?

You can do a multi layer cake with paleo options and regular cake.

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on July 20, 2012
at 07:18 PM

I've made Elana Amsterdam's carrot cake before, subbing honey instead of agave. I didn't make it weddng-sized, but OMGs, it was divine.

http://www.elanaspantry.com/carrot-cake/

She also has a six-layer white cake, which serves 16: http://www.elanaspantry.com/and-now-cake/

Personally, when I got married, well before Paleo, I had three different cakes (not tiered-saved money!), each a different flavor.

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on July 20, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I personally would go one of two ways. Either a good carrot cake, which is so loaded with carrots, coconut, nuts, and raisins that the flour is minimized (almond and coconut flours combined might work well for it). Or go with cheesecake if you are ok with dairy.

60dffe254787a2e7a96dedc87d11e5c5

(110)

on July 20, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Unfortunately, we're both not OK with dairy :(

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on July 21, 2012
at 12:30 PM

I know this may be strange, but there are a lot of great raw vegan cheesecakes e.g. Turtle chocolate etc. As long as your okay with lots of nuts.

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:20 PM

I love this thread, some great ideas, I just had to pipe in (kind of a cake pun, I guess) and say that I just went to a wedding with a cake where 1/2 was gluten free, and the other have that was not was filled with BACON! I was kind of bummed the GF layers didn't have the bacon filling, because that would be definitely a step in the paleo direction!

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on September 14, 2012
at 01:59 PM

I don't know if you already married, but I was at a wedding with individually wrapped whoopie pies and I LOVED IT.

I just saw this link to paleo whoopie pies:

http://comfybelly.com/2009/11/whoopie-pies/#.UFM3t7JlTao

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