Ah kid parties, typically a sugar fest filled with a blur of kids running around the party scene. We have hosted many of them. Every year I make a healthy spread that’s filled with vegetables, healthy fat, and high-quality meat. The kids don’t object because there is always the promise of cake at the end of the meal. So that means I have to deliver! That cake has to not only look appealing, but it has to taste good too. This grain-free yellow cake definitely delivers!

Making a cake that tastes good, is grain-free, and that does not have the consistency hardtack was a serious challenge! I tried many, many different recipes until I finally came up with this version of grain-free yellow cake. It’s a winner. Every kid gave it a thumbs up! #momwin

Yield: Make 2 round cakes

Grain-Free Yellow Cake

Making a cake that tastes good, is grain-free, and that does not have the consistency hardtack was a serious challenge! I tried many, many different recipes until I finally came up with this version of grain-free yellow cake. It's a winner. Every kid gave it a thumbs up!

Ingredients

  • 4 pastured eggs
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick grass-fed butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup Otto's Cassava Flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Grease two easy release round cake pans with coconut oil and dust with a little cassava flour.

3. Separate eggs.

4. In a mixer, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form (like a meringue). Set aside.

5. Combine egg yolks, milk, and vanilla in another bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

6. Cream butter and sugar in your mixer.

7. Add in the egg mixture and mix until combined.

8. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and sea salt.

9. Now, add the flour mixture to the egg and butter mixture in your mixer. Slowly add the flour 1/4 cup at a time, or you will have a four dust cloud in your kitchen. Lesson learned!

10. Scrape down the sides with a spatula as you work.

11. Mix until creamy, do not over mix.

12. Fold in the egg whites.

13. Pour batter into prepared pans.

14. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Underside view

15. Frost as you would like. I love to put cream cheese frosting between the layers and then frost the entire cake with my Paleo frosting recipe.

My son pulled the legs off Ana, so she became a cake topper!

16. I made 6 layers for the party. Two cakes in total. Sixteen happy kids! #winning

17. Makes two round cakes.

18. Store in the fridge and it lasts about 3 days.

Notes

Make your own homemade cream cheese frosting here.

Or use this delicious Paleo frosting here.

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