I came across a quick little recipe today for Chocolate/Peanut Butter Cake (on Glamour Magazine's Vitamin G blog) and thought it sounded really delicious. But, like most desserts, it isn't paleo -- this particular dessert contains whole wheat flour, peanut butter and brown sugar. So, I decided to change it up a bit. I replaced the brown sugar with maple syrup, the peanut butter with almond butter and the whole wheat flour with coconut flour (using the exact same ratios). I skipped the chocolate chips, but only because I didn't have any on hand.
While it certainly is not the best chocolate cake in the world (in my opinion, it is impossible to make a truly mouth-watering cake without real sugar and real cake flour), it is sweet and satisfying and a near-perfect paleo treat! Maybe a tad dry, but I think adding (dark) chocolate chips would fix this. Or, serve it with a small scoop of homemade coconut ice cream. You could even spread a touch of grass-fed butter on the cake as well.