Here is another “copy cat” cake! My friend Cathy made a grain-free version of Whole Food’s Berry Chantilly cake using my Pound Cake recipe from the cookbook and it was great, I forgot how good they used to be! I made a few tweaks, using the Yellow Cake recipe from the cookbook which is very similar to the cake used for the Heavenly Strawberry Cake I posted a few weeks ago. The difference being that I separated the eggs, and whipped the egg whites separately and then incorporated them into the batter at the very end. This helps give the cake a very nice texture.
I think this is my favorite cake creations to date! This is definitely my husbands favorite and my in-law’s! (I thought the Heavenly Strawberry Cake was last week!) The almond extract in the frosting is really nice even though I am typically not an almond extract fan. Also, the Grand Marnier is optional. The cake is good with it or good without it. It will cost you about $40 a bottle so I would just omit it if you don’t have it but it will add that last layer of flavor that is reminiscent of the Whole Foods version.
Again, like with all my recipes, TASTE everything! Taste the batter before baking, taste the cream cheese frosting, taste the syrup for the berries. If you need more sweetener, add it. As you can see, I added minuscule amounts of honey and coconut sugar to finish off the sweetness of this cake.
As pictured, you can always make minis. Make cupcakes and split them in half. Spend the extra time to decorate and people will be impressed, I PROMISE!
Very Berry Chantilly Cake
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 level tsp plus 1/8th tsp Kal Stevia or sweetener of choice (to taste)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (or canned coconut milk for dairy-free)
1/2 cup sour cream (or canned coconut milk for dairy-free)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 tbsp pure vanilla
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (or part butter and part coconut oil)
1 tsp water
|Fruit and syrup layer… yummy!|
|Pipe on frosting|
Best if refrigerated at least 4-6 hours or overnight.