Easy Coconut Flour Birthday Cake


Coconut Flour Birthday Cake (paleo and nut-free) by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

To be honest, I didn’t think it was possible… to bake a cake this delicious using JUST coconut flour. My favorite paleo-friendly cakes (chocolate cake, vanilla cake) usually call for a blend of gluten-free flours, but this coconut flour cake is surprisingly good – I’m talking birthday cake level good. This is the perfect cake for those of you who can’t eat nuts but still want to enjoy a slice of cake on your birthday.

Coconut Flour Birthday Cake (paleo and nut-free) by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Speaking of birthdays… I turned 30… over two months ago. I’m finally ready to talk about it.

I know, I know, 30 isn’t old… unless you’re a teenager reading my blog, in which case you think I’m ancient. Roby wanted to do something special for it, so we took a trip to the west coast (it was my first time there). We went to San Francisco and Vegas – and while both were really nice, I have to say – I think I prefer the east coast. Ask me again in the dead of winter and I might have a different answer for you.

That said, I got to see one of my favorite artists perform live. If you’ve read my “about me” section, you know I’m a big Mariah Carey fan. Well, she happened to be in Vegas and we happened to see her perform. She was incredible. Easily my favorite part of the trip… when it turned midnight (east coast time – which Roby had to point out because I was too busy watching MC) – she sang my FAVORITE song: Fantasy. I might have cried a little.


Anyway, I think this cake is great considering it’s nut-free and paleo-friendly. If you or a loved one have a nut-allergy, this is the cake to make. Top it with your favorite frosting (or not) and celebrate with cake!

Coconut Flour Birthday Cake (paleo and nut-free) by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Easy Coconut Flour Cake

Coconut Flour Birthday Cake (paleo and nut-free) by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Easy Coconut Flour Cake

5 from 3 reviews
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Servings 7 large slices



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add the coconut flour and baking soda to a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the non-dairy milk, eggs, coconut oil and maple syrup to the bowl and using a hand mixer, mix until well combined and smooth. As you continue to mix, the batter will thicken.
  • Pour the batter into a greased or parchment-lined 9” round pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack. Once completely cool, remove it from the pan and serve.
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  1. Airyfairycelt says

    Yes, husband will love this one. I can’t have it (eggs) but I am mainly savoury!
    Does it freeze alright?

  2. Megan says

    5 stars
    This cake is perfect! I’ve been eating it for breakfast 🙂 The only change I made was to reduce the maple syrup to 2 Tbsp, and add 2Tbsp no sugar added applesauce with stevia drops, to taste. I left out the chocolate chips, and have been using the chocolate avocado pumpkin mousse recipe found on Made To Glow’s blog as frosting.

    Any idea how long this will last on the counter? Do you think freezing would dry it out to much?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Megan, I’m happy to hear that!! And thanks for sharing your substitutions 🙂 I usually keep baked goods on the counter for 1-2 days then put them in the fridge after that. I think freezing would be fine too but I haven’t tried it – if you do, please let me know!

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