|December 19, 2023

Gingerbread Cake With Cashew Icing

By Jordan Pie
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Gingerbread Cake With Cashew Icing

This is a cozy, comforting, paleo Gingerbread Cake recipe that’s perfect during the holiday season with a hot cup of tea. It’s quick and easy to make—simply blend all the ingredients and bake. When it’s ready, you’ll have a moist, fluffy and grain-free cake that tastes like all your favorite seasonal spices. We topped ours with an easy cashew vanilla icing, but it would also be delicious plain or served warmed with a scoop of Vanilla Bulletproof Ice Cream

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Gingerbread Cake With Cashew Icing

This cozy, comforting paleo Gingerbread Cake tastes like all the best flavors of the holidays, topped with a creamy Cashew Icing.
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Prep10 minutes
Cook40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
DietGrain-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Servings8 servings


  • ½ cup Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee or melted butter
  • ? cup maple syrup (or your preferred sweetener to taste)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ginger powder (add ½-1 tbsp more if you like a stronger ginger flavor)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (substitute with half as much vanilla powder)

Cashew Icing

  • 1.5 cups soaked cashews , strained
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (substitute with half as much vanilla powder)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener of choice (or more to taste)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a springform cake tin with baking paper.
  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into the prepared cake tin.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 38-40 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before icing.
  • Optional: Garnish with grated orange or lemon zest, some freeze-dried, crushed raspberries, toasted nuts or seeds or a little grating of chocolate.
  • Slice and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 445
  • Fat: 30.4 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Sugar: 12.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.8 g
  • Sodium: 190 mg

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