I came across a beautiful photo of a blueberry pie, and it made me yearn for something like that, for my self.
Since we practice Paleo, our foods are gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free (and other stuff as well).
I based the cake on this wonderful chocolate cake, but changed and modified the ingredients for my beloved, blue themed, blueberry cake. I call it cake, since it doesn’t really look like a pie…
decorated cake, dotted with blues.
What’s really nice about this cake, is you can mix all the ingredients in your food processor, and voilà – you only mess up one bowl. Aha!
- 9″ round pie dish, greased (with coconut butter). So what if it’s not a pie, eh?
- 11 pitted dates (why 11? that’s what I had) ;
- 1 banana ;
- 3 eggs ;
- 1/2 cup coconut butter ;
- 2 tsp vanilla extract ;
- 1/2 cup coconut flour ;
- 1/2 cup almond flour ;
- 1 tsp baking soda, aluminum free ;
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt ;
- 1/2 cup water ;
- 1 cup blueberries + handful of blueberries .
Heat oven to 350°f.
Place the dates and banana in the food processor, pulse the machine until combined.
Add the wet ingredients: eggs, vanilla extract, coconut butter, and water. Pulse again, until combined.
Add the dry ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, and salt. You guessed it: pulse until combined.
Transfer about 1/2 the “dough” (more like wet dough) onto the pie dish. Try to even it, so it covers nicely the bottom of the dish.
Just like a pie- time to add the filling. Spread the 1 cup of blueberries on top of the batter in the pie dish. If you like the strong texture and taste of blueberries, by all means, add more. Lots more. Remember though, more blueberries, means the bottom of your cake will be more moist.
bottom half of the blueberry cake
Now add the remaining wet dough on top of the blueberries. Use a spatula to even out the batter, smooth and nice.
Decorate with the remaining blueberries.
Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes, or until golden-brown on top (depends on your oven).
Be proud, smile, eat, and share.
Note: don’t expect a very sweet cake. We like it that way.
Check out my gluten free chocolate cake, and gluten free carrot cake.
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