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AIP Birthday Cake (Vanilla Cake with Frosting)

This AIP Birthday Cake will help to create your happy celebration. AND no one will know that special person is on a restricted diet. You'll LOVE this well-textured cake and creamy whipped frosting. Let's celebrate that someone special with Paleo Vanilla Cake and Frosting! — (all without eggs, dairy, gluten, nuts or seeds).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword aip, birthday, cake, egg-free, gluten-free, nut free, paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Megan
Cost $8


  • 2 round cake pans: 8" each, or a bit smaller if preferred
  • handheld mixer, or similar, is ideal, but not necessary
  • oven
  • parchment paper for lining cake pans


  • 1-1/2 cups cassava flour Otto's or Bob's brands preferred and recommended
  • 1 cup granulated unrefined sugar use maple sugar for a lighter-colored cake, or coconut sugar if you don't mind the cake being darker brown-hued. Use part organic evaporated cane juice if you want the lightest colored cake possible.
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil or lard, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk room temperature or warm (not chilled)
  • 1/2 cup collagen <—see link (DISCOUNT code is BEAUTIFUL10 at check out) for the best pesticide-free 3rd party tested collagen
  • 6 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 Tablespoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons gelatin <—see link (DISCOUNT code is BEAUTIFUL10 at check out) for the best pesticide-free 3rd party tested gelatin
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two 8" cake pans (or smaller, if preferred), then line with circles of parchment paper that cover the bottom of each pan. Set aside.
    prepared cake pans overhead view
  • In large bowl combine dry ingredients: cassava flour, unrefined sugar, collagen, coconut flour, gelatin, baking soda and sea salt.
  • In medium bowl combine wet ingredients: fat of choice, coconut milk, water, vanilla and apple cider vinegar.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Use handheld beaters, and mix to combine.
    mixed aip birthday cake batter
  • Pour and spread batter evenly between both cake pans.
    cake batter in 2 pans
  • Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. (Closer to 20 minutes yields a tender topped cake. Closer to 25 minutes creates a crispy edged and topped cake.) Set aside to cool completely while you make the frosting.
    two baked cakes
  • Decorate with AIP Buttercream Frosting, AIP Strawberry Buttercream Frosting or AIP Chocolate Ganache Frosting. Chill for three hours or overnight before serving. (Leftovers keep in the fridge, well wrapped, for 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.)
    overhead view of decorated aip birthday cake