This was my first ever healthy cake that I baked and decorated. I used cake mixes from Wellness Bakeries for simplicity and guaranteed results. The base is their Chocolate Bliss Cake and the top layer is their Vanilla Bean Dream cake. Both these cakes are paleo, gluten free, soy free and sugar free. They are dense and moist and taste delicious. I used 1 box of each, as the mix only makes enough for one layer of a 9” round pan. If you uses 6” x 3” round pan you can torte one box into two layers.
The frosting is one I will use again and again. I’m not going to link to the source as there are many many duplicate recipes online. You can find my recipe HERE (link). For flavour, I added cocoa powder to the internal frosting. For colour, I used Wilton colour gel. Now, before you get all righteous about artificial colours, I have tried the natural colours and I’m not crazy about them. If you have food sensitivities or want to stay away from them, then you can use whatever you like. I’m sure I will revisit them in the future for other cakes.
Even though this cake was only 9” round, it was so rich, I cut it into 20 slices. Because of the density of the cake, this was very easy and there was no collapsing or crumbling that you might find with lighter cakes. It also stayed fresh in the fridge for four days as we slowly devoured it.
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2 x 9″ round pans or 2 x 6 x 3″ pans
Wilton Color Gels
Wellness Bakeries Vanilla Bean Dream Cake
Wellness Bakeries Chocolate Bliss Cake
1 packet Cream Cheese (Crystal Farms make a Fat Free variety, although I used full fat.)
300ml Whipping Cream
50gm Xylitol or Erythritol
Wilton Beginners Buttercream Piping Set This set has a bunch of piping tips that you can use on cupcakes, for writing, for leaves and flowers. It’s a great beginners set and reasonably priced.