One of the best things about summer is the cookouts with all the delicious food. Growing up, July 4th was always a fun time with my family! My grandfather would grill a pork roast, there would be homemade ice cream, cake and lots of other delicious, but not-so-healthy food.
There’s no need to blow your diet or eating plan, just because it’s a holiday! Doing a little bit of planning ahead is all you need to stay on track and enjoy delicious food, which, let’s be honest, is one of the best parts of a July 4th celebration!
When you think of a healthy Paleo cake, I know, the word “yummy” may not immediately come to mind. However, this one really is YUMMY!
To make this cake, be sure to have parchment paper on hand. It’s so important for the outcome of this cake that I’m including it on the ingredient list! You can make the cake a day ahead of time, but DON’T put the whipped cream and fruit on it until you’re ready to serve it. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days, but should be brought to room temperature before you eat it.
Also, just a little trouble-shooting tip. The first time I made this, the cake broke. If that should happen to you, don’t fret. Just piece it back together and put the icing on top and no one will ever know!
Leave a comment below if you make this Star-Spangled Cake. I’d love to hear from you.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe July 4th!