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Paleo yellow cake

There are only a few celebrations in life where cake is necessary: weddings and birthdays.    My birthday is  Saturday and I’m going to be 37.   Yes, 37 and I feel rather aged, truth be told.  However, I think that once you get over the 30 year age hump, you start to realize that what Aaliyah said is true, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.”

Paleo yellow cake

So with my old age comes wisdom and that wisdom has shown me that cupcakes are far superior to cake.   First, you get the perfect serving size.  If you eat five of these in a row, you’ll be staring face to face with the evidence that you destroyed five cupcakes in an hour.  With a cake, who knows, the dog could have eaten it.

Also, you will have fewer dishes to clean up.  This ranks high on my list since I am the one with the dish-washing duties in my house.

Paleo yellow cake

So I’m celebrating my birthday with this Paleo yellow cake recipe.  This cake is the wallflower at the dance.  It’s sweet, light and fluffy.  It makes the perfect base for strong flavors like berries and coconut cream.  Chocolate frosting is to die for with the cake.

I plan to spend the day with family doing what I love best, eating and celebrating.  I’m also crossing my fingers that one of them gets this item for me on my wish list.

Paleo yellow cake

Paleo Yellow Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving




  1. Combine the coconut flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and blend.

  2. Add in all the liquid ingredients; mix well with a spoon.
  3. Pour into the cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Frost and enjoy!


Paleo yellow cake

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  • September 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I’m always in the mood for a cupcake. Always. As usual, that looks wonderful! Happy 37th! I turned 42 this year and I’m feeling OLD!

  • September 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Age may be nothing but a number but my back thinks im 45.

    Cupcake looks delicious.

    • September 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      My back has never been the same since my kiddo. Amazingly enough, T-Tapp has really helped with it. Thanks for the compliment!

  • deb
    September 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm


    • September 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      I just created a Chocolate Sour Cream icing that is to die for. You’ll see it next week!

  • Kristen
    September 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’m so happy you made this with apple sauce!!! I can actually make and eat it!

  • September 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Happy Birthday! That cupcake looks yummy!

  • September 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    These look amazing! Love how the ingredients are simple, and there’s no nut meal which is rare for baked sweet foods like this. Yay! Definitely truing these, thanks for posting 🙂


    • September 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Aimee 🙂 I hope that you enjoy them!

  • MaryAnn
    September 17, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Happy Birthday! Love all your posts

  • September 17, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Happy almost birthday!!

    That cupcake looks DELICIOUS!!

  • September 17, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! These cupcakes look like the perfect way to celebrate. I want to reach a finger through the screen and scoop off some of that frosting!

    • September 18, 2013 at 9:18 am

      My son would only eat the frosting after he got his first bite 🙂 Thanks so much too for the birthday wishes 🙂

  • September 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I bet the maple syrup gives it a great little kick!

  • September 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I cannot wait to try this! I just discovered your website from Against the Grain and I am excited to explore your blog!

    • September 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

      I hope that you like it Theresa 🙂

  • September 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    They look yummy! I have been wanting to make some cupcakes!5 stars

  • September 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I usually choose cupcakes over regular cake myself. Happy early birthday!!5 stars

  • September 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Happy impending Birthday! Enjoy your cupcake. It looks delish.4 stars

  • September 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Aaliyah was right! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. 🙂5 stars

  • September 21, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Happy birthday!!! I agree you get to a point where it’s just another birthday and a new number. The cupcakes look great!

  • September 22, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Happy birthday! I agree, cake of some kind is a must for birthdays

  • September 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Only birthdays and weddings? I thought any day ending in “Y” was a good day for a cupcake! 😀

    These look delicious.

    Where do you get all of your specialty flours? Our local stores have a few things, but not all of the ones you use.

    • September 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      I get most of my flours from Amazon 🙂

  • September 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    You’re correct, age ain’t nothing but a number and you look great no matter what age. The cupcake looks moist and yummy by the way.5 stars

  • September 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Happy Birthday. Those look amazing.

    I hate to admit I had no idea there was such a thing as coconut flour.

    • September 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you! It’s an incredible flour to bake with 🙂

  • September 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    That has lovely ingredients like applesauce and maple syrup and looks so tempting! Yum! Happy Birthday!

  • September 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I hope you had a great birthday!

  • Lorraine
    September 27, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I made these cupcakes last week with my 3yr old granddaughter with one change Apple Butter. I had all the other ingredients but no applesauce but I did have L & A pure unsweetened apple butter. The cupcakes were wonderful! Not only did my granddaughter and hubbie love them but I made another batch on Sunday when may dad visited and he enjoyed them too. Kelly thank you for your recipes and blog I enjoy them so much! p.s. I did not frost them.5 stars

    • September 27, 2013 at 7:10 am

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed them Lorraine! I love how you used apple butter instead – that is an excellent idea and the next time I bake a batch!

  • Summer
    October 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    The link to your book for the frosting isn’t working! aaarrrggghhhh!

  • Torre
    April 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

    My daughter asked for cherry flavored cake. Do you think this would work if I subbed organic cherries made into a liquid type sauce?

  • Joan Russo
    August 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Do you think this yellow cake recipe would do well with a pineapple up-side down cake?

    • August 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

      I’m not sure to be honest. If you try it, please let me know!

  • Sara
    January 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    My daughter turns six soon and she wants cake rather than cupcakes for her birthday party. Do you think this would translate well to cake, and if so would you make any adjustments? Thanks!

    • January 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Yes, It works great as a cake but if you are going to make a normal size cake you will need to double the recipe. You will have to cook it longer, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

  • Pari
    April 26, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Hey again!

    Is there another frosting (non-chocolate) you think would go well with these cupcakes? Like i mentioned in my earlier post, I am making these for a friend who eats gluten-free and sugar-free, but I didn’t want to buy a tub of palm shortening if I wasn’t going to use it often.


  • Audrey Marie
    November 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Would this come out the same with butter, or is the ghee necessary?

  • MaryBeth Billington
    June 1, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I am looking for a yellow cake recipe to replace the recommended boxed yellow cake mix for a bundt cake recipe. I was wondering how you think this might hold up for that use? It will have pudding injected into it at the end (for which I am also looking for an appropriate recipe).

    • June 6, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Hi MaryBeth, yes, this cake is really sturdy so that should work hun.