Valentine's Day Baking with Dream Angel

Mini Strawberry Rose Cake

This Valentine’s Day I wanted to make Slow Magic something that would be slightly over the top (seeing as it is our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple and all), and I thought little cakes with pink rose frosting would be perfect. In our house, cake always has some sort of fresh berries so I added a layer of fresh strawberries and a strawberry on top for decoration.

The recipe is grain free, refined sugar free, dairy free and paleo friendly. 

Cake :

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil/butter

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Frosting :

  • 2 cans coconut cream (chilled overnight in the freezer)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

  • 1/2 tsp rosewater

Optional :

  • red food coloring

  • fresh strawberries

  • dried rosebuds

  • heart shaped cookies

Cake :

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine almond flour, baking soda and salt

  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract together until well combined

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a batter forms

  5. Spread into an 8 x 8 in pan lined with parchment paper (or a 8in circular pan)

  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes

  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool

*Wait to make frosting until right before you are about to serve your cake (although it will hold up in the fridge for a day or two)*

Frosting :

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the solid part of your chilled coconut cream, maple syrup, and rosewater

  2. using the whisk attachment, mix together until frosting forms

  3. Add a drop or two of red food coloring and mix until it is red

Assembly :

  1. using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out four hearts from your cake

  2. add frosting to two of the hearts and then add a layer of thinly sliced strawberries

  3. add a dollop of frosting onto of the strawberry layer and then place a second heart on top

  4. frost the second layer

  5. sprinkle dried rosebud petals

  6. add strawberry and cookie for decoration

Done !! so easy, you're the best ♡