Yield: 9 servings

CAKE Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups melted coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pans
  • 5 cups blanched almond flour or almond meal
  • 8 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Preheat the oven to 325 F.  Lightly grease 2 9-inch cake pans.  Cut 2 circles or square (whatever shape your pans are) of parchment paper and fit them to the bottom of the pans.

Place the oil, flour, eggs, honey, lemon juice and vanilla in a food processor.  Process for 45 seconds, until smooth.  If necessary scrape down the sides and process again.

Add the baking soda, sea salt, and strawberries.  Process for 15 seconds, to create a smooth batter.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans, place in the oven on the center rack, and bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

Let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then loosen the sides and invert onto the rack.  Remove parchment paper.  Cool completely right side up before topping with whipped cream in between both cakes and on top.

STRAWBERRY Topping Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic strawberries, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar or date sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Place strawberries in a non-reactive bowl and sprinkle with Coconut Sugar or Date Sugar. Pour in lemon juice and toss to coat (this lets strawberries macerate). Set aside

RAW CREAM or COCONUT Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cream

OR

  • 1 can Organic Coconut Milk (full fat!)
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator and chill overnight.

Place a medium-sized, deep metal mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer and chill.

Remove coconut milk from refrigerator, but do not agitate – you want it to remain separated. Open the can and scoop off the cream layer that has risen to the top.

Place cream in chilled bowl. Beat the coconut cream on high speed for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy peaks form. Add honey while mixers are going to incorporate. –

Add 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla extract or lemon extract for a flavorful twist.