AIP Black Forest Cake is an allergy friendly version of the classic – gluten free, dairy free, egg free – all the frees!Jump to Recipe
Oh, I have something reeeeeaaallly special for you, my friends. 💗 My blog started one year ago, totally by accident, but what a FUN year it’s been! I wanted to create a special recipe to share with you in celebration, because if you were here, I would slice you a piece of cake, and we’d celebrate in person. I’ve been dreaming up this recipe and trying different versions for a while now, but this is the one that won.
Now, why would a cake recipe be such a big deal? First of all, baking on the AIP is nearly impossible without wheat flour, eggs, and sugar! Second, sweets are treats for us – or they should be, if we intend to heal. Sugar is not our friend. Sugar is that popular girl in sixth grade who acted like your friend, then blabbed the contents of your diary to the whole school. Sugar is a big meanie, which should only be appreciated in small doses. This recipe – the whole entire (redundant, much?) cake – contains only three tablespoons of added sugar. The rest of the sweetness comes from plantains, cherries, and carob, which is slightly sweet by nature.
Many of the weirdo ingredients can be found at Whole Foods, but just in case, I’ve included links to on-line sources within the ingredient list.
Yes, it will take a long time to make. Yes, you will miss regular, sugary cake when you taste of it. And yes, after about three bites, your brain will say, “OK, we can deal with this. Because dessert.”
Happy birthday, Wendi’s AIP Kitchen!!! 🎈🎉😁🎉🎈
THANK YOU so much for walking with me this year. I appreciate you!
We are a participant in the Amazon Service LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Pingback: Margarita Chicken – Wendi's AIP Kitchen
Can this cake be made one day in advance? Can you leave in out or does it need to be refrigerated?
Yes! And since it is a special cake, I would encourage doing it a day ahead. That way, you can take your time with it, and make it look pretty. I have left it out overnight without any trouble. You can also refrigerate it, but I recommend serving it at room temperature. I can’t explain it, but it tastes better and has a better mouth feel this way. Happy baking! 🎂
Pingback: 50 Paleo AIP Christmas Cookies & Holiday Treats
Pingback: Easter Recipe Inspiration Listicle (AIP/Paleo) - joannafrankham.com
Pingback: 5 AIP Flours - Wendi's AIP Kitchen
Do you have a suggestion for subbing the gelatin?
Hi! If you are on the AIP and have successfully re-introduced them, then I’d say sub an egg. Gelatin is the only thing I’ve found which can bind it together well enough otherwise. If you try it, let me know how it works! 🙂
Do you have the nutrition facts on this? How many carbs, protein, fat, etc? Thanks
Hey, Monique! 👋 Sorry, I don’t have the ability to do that. I hope you like the recipe anyway. 😊
This cake is amazing!!! So delicious and very close to the original Black Forest
Hey there! Thank you so much! I love it, too. 🙂
Pingback: Figgy Swirl Cookies - Wendi's AIP Kitchen
What an awesome cake! Thank you for this recipe. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and I have decided it is now my go to for a cake! Easy to make and not sweet ag all. I only had frozen cherries, but it was excellent just the same. So glad I had ripe plantains to make it.
Thank you Wendy for this wonderful recipe.
I’m so very glad you liked it, Louise! I love it. I hope you have a chance to try it this summer with fresh cherries! 🙂
Pingback: Cherry Basil Bruschetta (AIP/Paleo) - Wendi's AIP Kitchen
Pingback: Carrot Cake Everything (AIP/Paleo) - Wendi's AIP Kitchen
Pingback: Episode 162: AIP Celebrations - Phoenix Helix
I react to Cassava, can I sub with coconut flour?
Hi, Any! I wish I could say yes, but that’s a big no. (Sorry!) Those two flours behave very differently in a recipe. It’s a good rule of thumb that, in an AIP baking recipes, about the only swap that works is arrowroot for tapioca. Developing an AIP baking recipe is reeeeeaaallly tricky (no gluten, eggs, or sugar!), so if you see one with cassava flour, know that the recipe developer tried umpteen different combinations of flour to get the result, and try to find one without it. It’s a bummer to react to cassava on the AIP! I’m sorry. :/
Pingback: Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream (AIP/Paleo) - Wendi's AIP Kitchen