Today I awoke to a beautiful spring day. The sun was shining through the cracks in my curtains and the temperature of my apartment didn’t make me want to curl up under the covers and go back to sleep. It was fitting that this is the first day that feels like spring because it’s the day we celebrate new life through the resurrection and it’s the day I celebrate being alive! Praise the Lord for these 26 years and for regaining a great deal of my health through eating SCD/Paleo for 11 months now.
To celebrate, I decided to make a special cake. A crepes cake. A stack of thin, sweet, crepes layered with chocolate frosting. I started with the recipe I use for savory crepes and added more honey.
Almond Flour Crepes:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 10 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
I used coconut oil and a 10 inch skillet. I mixed all the ingredients together. I made sure the oil was really hot before pouring 1/4 cup batter into pan and cooked it for about 2 minutes on each side. It made 10 crepes.
Next, I whipped up some chocolate frosting using the recipe I use for my chocolate cupcakes.
- 1/2 cup 100% cacao bar
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate, honey and coconut oil
- Stir in vanilla extract
- Place frosting in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes to thicken
- Remove from refrigerator and whip frosting until thick and fluffy
- Spread over crepes and stack them one on top of each other
Lastly, I cut up about 1 cup of strawberries to decorate the cake!
When I got ready to serve it, I used Danielle, from Against All Grain‘s recipe for coconut whipped cream. The only thing I did differently was use Aroy-D coconut milk because I am still off of Guar Gum.
The result was pretty incredible. I shared it with our friend’s Griff and Brittani and we were all enthralled with the fluffy whipped cream contrasted against the firm french pastry taste of the cake. And it photographed so pretty! So pretty in fact that I tilted it too far down and dumped it on the floor! Luckily I am the birthday girl so no one got after me. 🙂
Eaten on hand-painted plates from the amazing Lauren Wilgus at The Handmaden, what a treat! Happy Birthday to me!