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Paleo King Cake

Paleo King Cake

Well, it's that time of year again. If you are from Louisiana then you know what I am talking about......Mardi Gras. Everywhere I turn there is a king cake. The grocery stores are filled with them, my kids have had them at church, school, and even dance class. It got me thinking about if it would be possible to make a paleo king cake. Now, I realize that I probably can't recreate the exact texture and flavor of a New Orleans style king cake, but I thought it would be fun to try. So what I did is, I found a paleo cinnamon roll recipe and did a little editing. The final product didn't really taste like a king cake, but it was awesome. It tasted like a combination of a pound cake and a vanilla cake. It's definitely a keeper to make for someone's birthday.

To make the king cake you will need:
6 cups almond flour,
4 eggs,
1/2 cup melted coconut oil,
5 tablespoons honey,
1 tsp salt,
1/2 tsp baking soda.

For the king cake filling:
Nuts of your choice( I used pecans),
Dried fruit,

For the icing:
Coconut milk( refrigerated over night),or coconut cream concentrate if you have it,
Maple syrup,

1. Preheat your oven to 350.
2. In a bowl combine almond flour, eggs, coconut oil, honey, salt, and baking soda. Mix well with hand mixer.
3. To make the cake, I used an angel food cake pan so it would be in the shape of a traditional king cake. Put batter in a greased angel food cake pan. Now top it with honey, nuts, fruit, and cinnamon. Use as much or as little as you would like. I suggest a lot of cinnamon.
4. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes depending on your oven. Just watch it because it could burn.
5. Remove from oven, let cool.
6. To make the icing I started with about 1/2 cup coconut milk, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, but I kept adding to get the right consistency. So the icing is really depending on how think you want it and how thick your can of coconut milk gets.
7. I divided the icing and used food coloring to decorate. Enjoy!

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