Paleo Caramel Mud Cake for Valentines Day.

This year our valentines day is all about ourselves, it’s time for some self love. We’re also excited to share our paleo caramel mud cake recipe. It’s all kinds of yum + it actually tastes like a mud cake… not kidding.

Now, back to self love.

In this crazy busy world we live in we sometimes forget to love number one, ourselves! Before you go thinking this is selfish… don’t. If we all love ourselves first this means we can give 100% of our best selves to those around us. Makes sense hey?!

To help you on your way to self love here are seven affirmations. Thanks to Louise Hay for the affirmation inspiration. Try one out every day this week!

  • I deserve to have good things come into my life.
  • All is well, I have all the time in the world to do what I need to do.
  • As I go through my day I will remember the universe loves me.
  • There’s no such thing as a mistake, every situation is teaching me something.
  • Play is important in my life. Today I allow myself to do something fun.
  • My body is a precious temple and I treat  it with respect.
  • Today I enjoy every minute of what I’m doing.

Before we started practising positive affirmations we thought they were sort of silly but it wasn’t long until we realised they actually work. Positive + loving feelings toward yourself really help to create a happy + healthy life. If you haven’t tried it, what’s stopping you? We say give it a shot + just see how you feel!

Do you make self love a priority? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section.

Oh + we really recommend making this paleo choc caramel mud cake. It’s really yummy, it might even be our new paleo sweet treat! 

Always merrymaking,

e + c

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paleo caramel mud cake for valentines day.
Serves 8
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
stuff you need
  1. 6 eggs whisked
  2. 2 cups coconut oil melted
  3. 1 cup coconut flour
  4. 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or preferred natural sweetener)
  5. 2 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
for the frosting
  1. 1 cup raw cashews
  2. 1 cup fresh or thawed raspberries
  3. 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  4. 1/4 cup creamed coconut (or coconut cream)
  5. 2 tbs. coconut sugar (or preferred natural sweetener)
now what
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius + line the bottom of a heart shaped spring form tin with baking paper (or just a regular 24 cm round cake tin) + grease the edges with a little coconut oil.
  2. In a bowl combine the eggs, coconut oil + vanilla.
  3. Add the coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder + stir well until combined. The mixture is very thick, don't be alarmed!
  4. Press the mixture into the tin + smooth the top.
  5. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to sit for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out.
  7. Once the cake has cooled completely cover with delish frosting! Perfect for your lover... or for a week of #selflove
for the frosting
  1. In a blender of food processor whiz the cashews until a fine meal forms.
  2. Add the coconut oil, creamed coconut and coconut sugar and whiz again until smooth.
  3. Now add the raspberries and whiz until desired consistency (have a taste... delish right?!).
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  2. Oh this looks yum girls!! And I love the self love affirmations! I think self love is really hard for people today but practice practice practice and you find that you begin to love yourself, appreciate your mindset and the body you live in. Love you!!!

  3. Thanks so much Flick!! Totally agree, only in the last little while we have realised it needs to be prioritised! Thank you so much for you comment. We LOVE you!

  4. Hey girls, looks yum! I’ve been asked to make a caramel mud cake for a dinner this wk, think I’ll be sneaky and try this one (why do ppl turn their noses up at paleo?!) Just wondering if stevia would work instead of coconut sugar? Or where would I get coconut sugar from?

  5. Hi Miriam! Ooo that is sneaky! 🙂 We have no idea why people would turn their noses up at paleo?! It’s so yum, fun and healthy! Hehe! The coconut sugar is really what gives the cake its caramelly flavour! You can now get coconut sugar from woolworths in the sugar or health food aisle! If your local woolies doesn’t stock it, your local health food store should definitely have it! The health food shops we go to in tuggeranong, woden and fyswick all stock it 🙂

  6. Good morning, Thanks for this fun recipe. I don’t have cashews, would this work with almond butter? We have snow here in the Oregon. We don’t get it every year but we got 3 storms in a row over the last 3 days. What fun!!! We live close to a New Seasons Market so we can just walk over to get cashews if that’s the best choice though.
    Love Louise Hay, she has helped me transform a lot of negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones.
    Thanks again.

  7. Hi Steph! It definitely would work with almond butter instead of the cashews! Go for it! 🙂 That sounds so fun! We get really really cold here in Canberra but not snow! So glad to hear that Louise Hay has helped you – as she has done many of us! Thanks so much for your comment and hope to hear more from you on the blog! e + c

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  9. Hey girls this recipe looks amazing! I’m making a bday cake for my sister who is dairy free so lots of your recipes are perfect! Just wondering if you think I could substitute the coconut sugar for rice malt syrup? Thanks!

  10. Hi JD, you could definitely substitute the coconut sugar for rice malt syrup. It might not be as ‘caramelly’ but it will still be delicious! Let us know how it goes! e + c

  11. Hey guys! just wanted to thank you for being so inspirational! Your passion and happiness towards life really inspires me to change my own (for the better, of course!). Stay amazing! x

  12. Hi D! We’re SO happy to hear this and thank you for the amazing feedback. It really is comments like this that inspire ourselves to just keep on merrymaking – so thank YOU! We look forward to reading more of your comments here on the blog. xoxox

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  14. Hi, Any suggestions on what I could use instead of coconut flour? Something I can hopefully get from Woolworths. Thanks

  15. Hi Charnel! Hmmm, you could try almond meal but you might want to use 1 less egg and a little less coconut oil as the coconut flour soaks up some of the moisture! 🙂 e + c

  16. Thank you. Otherwise do you know anywhere I can get coconut flour in the Belconnen area?

  17. Our pleasure! The health food store at westfield would have it as well as the health food store at the belconnen markets… plus! We hear the health food shop at Jamison is really good! 🙂 (Most health food shops stock all the necessary coconut products). e + c

  18. Hi girls, I’m planning on making this for my son’s baptism this weekend but just had a few questions….
    – Does it need to be stored in the fridge or at room temp?
    – I need to make two cakes stacked…any suggestions of what to pop in between them to compliment the flavours??
    – How far in advance can I bake them? Is it too early to make three days in advance?
    Thank you in advance for your help 🙂

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    Hi Lisa! Thanks for your questions! It should be ok to be left out in an airtight container if it’s not too hot, otherwise it’s best to keep it in the fridge.
    You could put extra icing in-between the two cakes along with some fresh raspberries? We would recommend baking them no more than 2 days prior! It’s always best fresh! 🙂 e + c

  20. Hey girls, I was just wondering why this recipe uses so much coconut oil? Could I use butter instead? It’s just that coconut oil is so expensive and 2 cups will empty my whole jar! Might have to start buying it in bulk 😉

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