Paleo Cherry and Coconut Cakes

Paleo Cherry Coconut CakesPaleo Cherry and Coconut Cakes

Ingredients for the dough:

1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 small egg

Ingredients for the cherry jam and decoration:
6 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup desiccated coconut
9 cherries to top the cakes

In a large bowl, sieve in the almond flour, add the mashed sweet potato and maple
syrup. Mix well using your hands. Add the egg and continue mixing all the ingredients
together until you get a consistent dough. If the mixture is too wet, add 1-3 tablespoons
of almond flour.

Using a tablespoon, scoop to form the dough into golf-sized balls. Press down gently in
the center of the cake with your knuckle to make the hole for the cherry. Place the mini
cakes on a baking sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch between them. Bake for about 10
minutes at 350 degrees F, then grill the top for about 3 minutes until golden brown. Let
them cool.

While the cakes are cooling, make your cherry jam! Place the cherries in a large
saucepan. Use the back of a wooden spoon to crush the cherries to release their juices.
Add the lemon juice and place over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes,
or until the cherries are tender. Add the honey and cook, stirring for 10-15 minutes or
until sugar dissolves. Then turn the heat to high and bring to a rolling boil. Cook for 4
minutes more and remove from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes. Dip the mini cakes into
the cherry jam, then roll in the coconut. Top each cake with a cherry and enjoy.

Recipe Credit: Lau Sunday Cooks

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