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Shred before you Wed is a blog that includes healthy recipes that are grain free and paleo friendly. They are perfect for the bride or woman wanting to eat well and lose body fat. 

Grain Free Date Cake

So a few nights ago, Tylor & I went out for dessert & a drink & had the most AMAZING date cake. I had never tried it before (idk why!) & was like okay cool new favorite dessert. So I wanted to try to make something similar with a health(ier) twist to it!

This is my recipe tweaked off of one I found online :)


  • 1 1/2 cups paleo flour (or 1 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 1/4 cup tapioca flour)
  • 1 1/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda

For coconut cream sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 


  • Preheat oven to 350 F & prep a cake tin with coconut oil or parchment paper
  • Place dates & boiling water in a bowl & let sit until dates soften
  • In a bowl (use a mixer if you have one) combine butter, coconut sugar, vanilla & maple syrup together until creamy mixture forms. Then whisk in the eggs
  • In a food processor or blender, combine dates (with the water), flour & baking soda. Pulse a few times until the dates are chopped up (don't worry if the flour isn't fully blended in)
  • Mix the two mixtures together well until flour is all blended in
  • Pour into cake tin & bake 20-30 minutes until fork comes out clean

For Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter & mix with coconut sugar. Then add the cream & vanilla & keep stirring for about 5 minutes until it is well blended & thickens a bit

Top cake with sauce & add some ice cream on the side if desired!