Paleo Lazy Daisy Cake

The other day I was just craving lazy daisy cake, a nostalgic taste from my childhood.  I started hunting for a semi-healthy recipe and I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I simply decided to come up with my own. I think I like this actually better than the original version!  I’m having serious trouble not eating my dear husband’s portion! I actually had to hide it in my own kitchen so I would stop nibbling on it. (I still know right where it is, but  you know, out of reach means sort of out of mind!)  It is just that good!

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                                                 Paleo Lazy Daisy Cake

3/ 4 cup almond flour or any nut flour (I used cashew because that is what I had on hand.)

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup arrowroot

1/ 2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

 

Wet Ingredients

6 eggs

1 cup applesauce

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

¼ – ½  teaspoon liquid vanilla stevia

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

Preheat  oven to 325°F. Mix wet ingredients, adding coconut oil last, and then stir in dry ingredients.  Nothing fancy here, you can sift if you want to, but I just throw it all in together. Pour into a greased 8×8 baking pan, a 9×9 will work just as well. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The middle will still seem a little soft when it is done.  You don’t want to over bake this. 

While cake is baking mix:

5 TBSP softened butter (for dairy free use coconut oil, I just LOVE the taste of butter!)

6 TBSP coconut sugar

1 1/ 2 cups coconut flakes (I know this is a paleo “no,no”, but I used the sweetened coconut flakes this time because I love their texture, taste and I also had them on hand. The unsweetened will work just as well.)

1/4  heavy cream or half and half (For dairy-free use coconut cream.)

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When cake is done, let it cool for ten minutes, and turn the oven to broil.  Then spread the flaked coconut mixture over cake and return to the oven to broil for 3-4 minutes, 4 inches from the top. Mine was done after 3 minutes.  Let cool for an hour – if you can, then enjoy with some milk! You may have to hide it too, to save some for your loved ones, if you’re like me!  🙂 

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