October 2, 2023

Every year I wish to share 1-2 completely epic cake recipes, and so they unsurprisingly grow to be a number of the hottest dessert recipes with AK readers. I usually check and ideal a brand new cake round Valentine’s Day, however these unbelievable cake recipes are actually excellent for any event.

I feel it began again in 2018 with my now-famous Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting. I actually couldn’t imagine how scrumptious this cake was, particularly as a result of it was gluten free, grain free, dairy free & paleo-friendly! Since then I’ve created 10-15 extra great cake recipes starting from an incredible carrot cake to a beautiful lemon blueberry cake.

Many of those cake recipes are gluten and grain free as a result of I’ve fallen in love with the feel and pure sweetness that almond, coconut & oat flour give these truffles. Remember to take a look at the recipe weblog posts and notes sections, too, as a result of I typically have tips about methods to make them dairy free and/or vegan! There actually is a cake for anybody and everybody on this checklist.

Ideas for frosting a cake

Getting the proper layers of frosting in your cake, particularly spherical layered truffles, can really feel intimidating. Take a look at all of my suggestions & tips for superbly frosting these truffles:

  • Let the cake layers cool utterly. Be certain that to let the cake layers cool utterly earlier than frosting them in order that the frosting doesn’t soak into the truffles.
  • Do a crumb coat first. Frost the layers as you usually would after which coat the skin of the cake with a really skinny layer of your frosting. Then, place the cake within the fridge for 10-Quarter-hour earlier than you end frosting. That is in order that the crumbs stick with this layer of frosting and never your primary layer.
  • Including a drizzle? In the event you’re including, say, a chocolate drizzle on prime of the frosting layer, make sure you place the cake within the fridge after frosting it and earlier than including the drizzle. This may permit the drizzle to set correctly on prime.

The proper freezer-friendly dessert

That’s proper, these cake recipes will be frozen both frosted or unfrosted for as much as 2 months! I like to recommend freezing your cake unfrosted and in particular person layers for the very best outcomes. Right here’s methods to do it:

  1. As soon as the cake layers are cool, merely wrap every particular person layer in plastic wrap & aluminum foil.
  2. Place the truffles in a zip-top freezer bag.
  3. While you’re able to serve, thaw the cake layers within the fridge in a single day after which let the cake come to room temperature earlier than serving.

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GF = indicated gluten free. Bear in mind to examine the total recipes for any substitution suggestions.

healthy pumpkin cake sliced on parchment paper

Fall & Winter Desserts

Blow Ya Thoughts Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting GF

One Bowl Gluten Free Gingerbread Snacking Cake GF

Brown Butter Apple Espresso Cake

Spiced Zucchini Candy Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Vegan Pumpkin Mug Cake GF

Soften-in-Your-Mouth Brown Butter Pumpkin Espresso Cake with Pecan Gingersnap Cookie Streusel

gluten free carrot cake on a cake stand

Spring & Summer time Desserts

The Greatest Wholesome Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat GF

Chocolate Zucchini Cake GF

Orange Zucchini Cake with Orange Frosting GF

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake GF

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting GF

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Orange Carrot Zucchini Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Brown Butter Blueberry Espresso Cake

gluten free chocolate strawberry cake on a plate

All About Chocolate Desserts

Inside Out Chocolate Lined Strawberry Cake GF

The Greatest Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting GF

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake GF

Vegan Darkish Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Pretzel Crust GF

Entire Wheat Brown Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Darkish Chocolate

Greatest Ever Vegan Avocado Chocolate Birthday Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ganache

pulling a slice of healthy birthday cake out from a cake stand

Distinctive Takes on Conventional Desserts

Wholesome Birthday Cake GF

Child’s First Wholesome Smash Cake GF

Vegan Banana Bread Mug Cake GF

Rattling Good Peanut Butter Banana Cake GF

Do-it-yourself Funfetti Yellow Birthday Cake

In the event you make any of those cake recipes make sure you depart a remark and a ranking so I understand how you favored it!