Chunky Monkey Mini Chocolate Birthday Cakes (Nut Free!)

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Yeah, I know, that’s the longest recipe title ever. But guess what? It’s my birthday today!! You guys, I’m officially 30 years old. THIRTY. As a child, I always thought of 30 as the age that I would officially become an adult. So I guess that means as of today, I’m officially a grown up. Grown ups are cool, yeah?!

You know what is pretty rad? I’m much healthier at 30 than I was at turning 21! I have a big feeling that this year ahead is gonna be pretty awesome!

Anywho, I made these cakes on a whim a couple days ago, and seriously, they are SO. GOOD!! I had the idea to bake sunbutter (which tastes like peanut butter) and bananas inside of the cake, and I’m SO glad I did! It makes the cake incredibly moist and rich. This may be the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Not kidding. Plus they’re crazy easy to make! Did I mention they’re delicious? It definitely doesn’t have to be your birthday to make these. They’re perfect anytime!

I’m off to enjoy the day, hope you all have an amazing day as well! Happy baking!

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Chunky Monkey Mini Chocolate Birthday Cakes (Nut Free!)
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. •½ cup coconut flour
  2. •¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. •1 tsp baking soda
  4. •½ tsp salt
  5. •4 eggs
  6. •½ cup palm shortening
  7. •¼ cup coconut cream
  8. •¼ cup honey
  9. •2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. •1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  11. •6 tbsp sunbutter
  12. •1 banana, sliced thin (ripe or unripe, whatever your prefer)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your ramekins with coconut oil or palm shortening. I used four ramekins that hold 8oz (one cup) each.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except for the sunbutter and banana into a food processor. Process until well combined and the batter is smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary (the batter will be thick). **No food processor? No problem! Just mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  3. Scoop the batter into the ramekins, filling halfway. Add 1 ½ tbsp of sunbutter to each ramekin, and then top with the sliced bananas. Top with the remaining cake batter.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake bounces back when lightly touched.
  5. Serve warm and eat up! Soooo good!!
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20 Responses

  1. Michele Brosch
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    I had to laugh when I read that 30 was your “grown-up” age…I know just what you mean! Mine was 24 and I called it my “birthday of legitimacy” LOL! Happy Birthday! Wishing you many more years of good health and happpiness!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Haha, love it, Michele!! Thank you, I had a really great birthday!

  2. kierstenbrianne
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    Happy birthday!!!!! These sound so amazing and I hope you get to indulge a little on your special day. Also, how cute are those ramekins!!!!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks, Kiersten!! I love all things mini, haha! 🙂

  3. Erin (@Erin_Lindsay17)
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    Happy birthday! These sound awesome 🙂

    My grown up birthday has always been 26 since watching Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan one) when I was young. The dad’s girlfriend, Meredith, was 26. And although she was pretty evil, she seemed so grown up and sophisticated. I’m 25 now, so just under 10 months until I’m officially grown up, I guess!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks, Erin!! I’m only a few days in and can say that being a grown up is pretty awesome. Haha 😉 I always thought I was the only one who had a “grown up” age! Love that you do too!

  4. Laura walker
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    Happy birthday….it’s my bday too, but I am 54 ( definite official adult!!). Love your blog and all the in things you share with us!!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Happy belated birthday to you, Laura!! Hope you had an amazing day!

  5. Debbie C.
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    Happy Birthday. I hope you are enjoying a fun day. You’ve now got the gift of health, and are such the success in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing your talent and all your great recipes with us.

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thank you, Debbie! That means so much to me! 🙂

  6. bwdell
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    Congratulations and God bless!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thank you!! 🙂

  7. Kristen
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    Happy birthday!! These look delicious! 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much!!

  8. Candice
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    Happy birthday! Do you think coconut oil would work okay instead of palm shortening?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thank you, Candice! I’ve heard that coconut oil tends to make baked goods a little more oily than palm shortening, so I’m not positive. If I were to try it myself, I would use 1/4 cup coconut oil, and up the coconut cream to 1/2 cup. Hope that helps!

  9. Lindsey
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    Sounds delish. Hope you have a Happy Birthday Kristen

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks, Lindsey!! I’ve had a really great birthday week 🙂

  10. Happy birthday!!!!! I hope you are enjoying “grown up” life 🙂 I am so glad that you were born and am so proud of you for turning your challenges in life into this beautiful blog where you can help so many people! Cheers to being brave, beating the odds, and sharing your success with us all 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much, Mika! Being a grown up for the past week is pretty awesome! 😉 I’m so thankful you were born too, you’re changing the world!

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