GAPS Legal Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Jupiter's GAPS Legal Birthday Cake

Jupiter's GAPS Legal Birthday Cake


Kelsy came up with this GAPS legal cake a while back for Jupiter’s birthday. He was turning 11 and wanted to have an ice skating party with a cake that his friends would want to eat! They gobbled it up.

This is a very dense, very chocolaty cake… not one of those light, fluffy ones. Kelsy modified her brownie recipe to make it cake shaped! A little goes a long way.

Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

makes two 8″-9″ layers
Ingredients

  • 1 c butter, ghee, or coconut oil (or a mix)
  • 1.5 c cocoa powder
  • 1.5 c honey
  • 12 chicken eggs or 9 very large duck eggs
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c coconut flour, sifted
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Over Medium heat, blend butter, cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla in medium saucepan until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. Beat your eggs well, so that they fluff up. I forgot to do this step this time, so my cake turned out denser than last time.
  4. Combine salt and coconut flour, and beat into eggs.
  5. Stir 2 cups of the cocoa mixture into the coconut flour mixture. Reserve the remaining cocoa mixture (about 1 cup).
  6. Pour cake batter into two 8″ or 9″ greased & (coconut) floured round cake pans. I like to use spring-form pans.
  7. Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The cake will not rise as much as a typical cake.
  8. Let the cake cool to the touch before transferring to two plates to cool completely.
  9. Once the cake is cooled completely, frost with the leftover cocoa mixture by pouring it over the cake. This time our kids chose marionberry preserves for the middle layer, and we put some apple butter on top before pouring the ganache over that.
Mixing the chocolate into the eggs - I should have beaten my eggs more first

Mixing the chocolate into the eggs - I should have beaten my eggs more first


Reserve 1 cup of the chocolate mixture for a ganache

Reserved chocolate ganache


Bottom layer of cake with a marion berry preserves and a bit of the ganache

Bottom layer of cake with a marion berry preserves and a bit of the ganache

The kids are excited to eat their cake!

The kids are excited to eat their cake!


This post is part of Monday Mania, Fat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Make Your Own Monday.

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