GF Birthday Cake


Because everyone deserves a delicious birthday cake! I made up the cake recipe but I used the King Arthur Flour frosting.

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 eggs at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter

1 1/4. ups cocoa powder (sifted)
1 cup + 3 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup hot water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup butter at room temperature


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and line the bottom of two round cake pans. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachement, mix together the almond flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.  Add vanilla and melted butter and mix until combined. Evenly pour batter into prepared pans and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for 10 minutes in pans and then take them out and let them cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting, place the cocoa powder, 1 cup (113g) of the confectioners’ sugar, and the salt in the bowl of your stand mixer and stir. Stir in the water and vanilla, scraping the bowl if necessary. Add the butter and remaining confectioners’ sugar, stirring to combine. Using an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the frosting at medium-high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, until lightened in color and fluffy, stopping halfway through to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl. When the frosting is ready, scoop out a bit on your spatula; does it seem nicely spreadable? If it’s too stiff, beat in water (1 teaspoon at a time) until it’s the consistency you want.

Frost when cake is completely cool.  Store covered in a airtight container. 


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