“Crazy Eights” Cake (Recipe in comments)

“Crazy Eights” Cake (Recipe in comments)

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  • Posted: March 13, 2018 11:06

    Mr_Truttle

    #Crazy Eights Cake I made this for my birthday, was a hit with my family, keto and non-keto folk alike. Admittedly this looks good partly thanks to [this recipe for chocolate peanut butter frosting](http://www.gourmetgirlcooks.com/2014/09/milk-chocolate-peanut-buttercream.html?m=1), but the cake itself had a great flavor and texture. I used "eight" of so many ingredients, hence the name. ##Ingredients ###Cake * 8 oz almond flour, the finer the better * 8 T butter (1 stick), softened * 8 large eggs * 8 T cocoa powder (1/2 cup)^1 * Sweetener equivalent to 1.5 cups sugar (I used around 5oz Pyure, untested with others) * 4 tsps baking powder * Cooking spray ###Frosting (Optional)^2 * 1.25 cups Swerve confectioners (or any powdered sweetener equivalent to 1.25 cups sugar) * 1 stick butter * 1/2 cup heavy cream * 1 tsp vanilla ##Equipment * Two round cake pans, 8"-9" (use any pan or pans you like if not planning to layer) * Parchment paper * Hand mixer (if making frosting) ##Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Cut sheets of parchment paper into circles to line the bottom of each cake pan. Spray the pans down with some cooking spray, especially the sides. 3. Mix your ingredients together in a large bowl. The last thing to combine completely will probably be the butter. Try not to keep any overly large chunks. 4. Distribute the batter evenly into the two prepared pans.^3 5. Put your pans in the oven and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes; it should pass the toothpick test. 6. While the cakes are cooling, use a hand 7. Let cool completely and frosting-glue the layers together/coat the outside if you made frosting. ## Nutrition Serving size|Calories | Net Carbs | Protein | Fat -|-|-|-|- Whole batch (cake only) | 2879 | 39.3g | 107g | 254.5g 1 "slice" (1/8th cake only) | 360 | 4.9g | 13.4g | 31.8g Whole batch (with frosting as listed) | 4110 | 43.2g | 111.3g | 389.5g 1 "slice" (1/8th cake with frosting as listed) | 514 | 5.4g | 14g | 48.8g ##Notes [1] You could probably leave the cocoa powder out here if you wanted more of a "plain" cake. [2] Any frosting recipe would work here. The one listed is a very plain, basic take on it. I linked the recipe above for the frosting I used in the picture. [3] To make this foolproof, I use a scale here. Get the total weight of the batter and halve. Assuming you used a similar sweetener to mine, the batter should weigh **just** under 32 oz total, so 16 oz (or thereabouts) in each pan.
  • Posted: March 13, 2018 11:06

    FatPeopleArePathetic

    Marry me 💕 That cake sounds like heaven.
  • Posted: March 13, 2018 11:06

    OctopusShmoctopus

    Oh Yum!! I wish I'd had this cake for my bday...i picked one that was super heavy and dense and tasted like coconut (blech). I'll keep this on tap for next year!!