Looking for a fast and easy AIP treat that won’t completely throw you off your AIP diet? Try this moist and delicious orange “chocolate” cake!

While you’ll find that most AIP cakes and pastries don’t exactly live up to traditional textures, you will find there are some wonderfully satisfying options out there.

I made this recipe into bite-sized brownies rather than larger cakes to help with portion control and make them last longer.

Enjoy!

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Orange "Chocolate" Cake
♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: strictlydelicious.com ♥ Orange and chocolate pair perfectly in this fudgey cake that is reminiscent of one-bite brownies. A few simple tweaks and it's fully AIP compliant.
orange, chocolate, grain-free, cake, vegan, aiprecipecollection.com, Gail Shankland
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
orange, chocolate, grain-free, cake, vegan, aiprecipecollection.com, Gail Shankland
Instructions
  1. Yield and cooking time will vary depending on what you bake them in. I baked in mini muffin tins and got 17 delicious one-bite brownies.
    Carob Orange Chocolate Brownies
Recipe Notes

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FOR AIP:

  • Use AIP Baking Powder - see below for a recipe
  • Use carob not cacao, unless you've reintroduced
  • If you don't have a vanilla bean, use half a teaspoon of quality vanilla (alcohol-free is not required according to the updated AIP by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne but look for a pure organic product – not “natural flavors”) or omit

AIP Baking Powder

Traditional baking powder contains aluminum and grain (corn starch), which is a no-no on the AIP. Whip up a batch or two of this easy AIP baking powder to have on hand for this and other recipes.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
1 Tbsp Aluminum Free Baking Soda

Mix until well combined.
Store in an air-tight glass container for upto 6 weeks.

NOTES:

  • Plantain color is VERY important - they must be almost completely black
  • Carob is a great substitute for cacao, however it is sweeter, so you may want to adjust your sugar quantity. You may also find you need more carob to get a deeper "chocolate" taste, but generally you can substitute it 1:1.
  • WHAT TO MAKE IT IN? Instructions call for 1.75" x 3.5" mini bundt cake pans but this recipe will hold up in any cake pan. If you're using a larger 9" pan you may want to double the recipe. I made it in mini muffin tins.
  • Crust - Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature or the coconut oil starts to solidify and you have to melt it all back down.
  • Having trouble finding AIP ingredients?  Visit the Food Sourcing page.