Awesome Triple Ebook GIVEAWAY!! And Quadruple Layer Paleo Jaffa Celebration Cake – Perfect For Valentine’s Day

I’m so excited about this post – it’s my first ever GIVEAWAY on Carmen Eat Joy!! To celebrate the launch of FastPaleo’s Top 100 Recipes of the 2012 – featuring quite of few of MY recipes – I’m going to give away a copy!! I’m also going to give away a copy of Paleo on A Budget by Robb Wolf – SUCH a great resource for everyday paleo goers – AND a copy of Primal Deliverance – an inspirational story of James Gregory’s journey towards paleo. PLUS there is this recipe I have been working on for really a long while – a Quadruple Layer Jaffa Celebration Cake – and I’m finally putting the recipe up in conjunction with this giveaway!! It will be absolutely perfect for a special Valentine’s Day Desssert… Couldn’t be more excited =)!!!… So – enter, and ask your friends to enter, because these ebooks are such a great combination to have and will make your paleo life – recipes, meal planning, and motivation – so much easier!

2 (1)FastPaleo Top 100 of 2012

The Quadruple Layer Paleo Jaffa Celebration Cake!!


Firstly – the Giveaway!!!

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First Prize is a copy of FastPaleo’s Top 100 Recipes of 2012  -  book FULL of fabulous recipes to get inspire and satisfy!! The name says it all – 100 awesome recipes!!

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Second Prize is a copy of Robb Wolf’s Paleo On A Budget - which includes meal planning, and plenty of ways to make paleo work for you and your family. An absolute must-have.

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Third Prize is a copy of James Gregory’s Primal Deliverance - his inspirational story that will motivate you in your paleo journey – why paleo is the ONLY way and has totally worked for him, and saved his life.

The giveaway will run for one week only, so it will end on the 13th Feb at 12am Eastern Australia time!!

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Jaffa Cake (1)


For the orange cake:

2 oranges

300g almond meal

6 eggs

100g coconut syrup or maple syrup

1 tsp baking soda


For the chocolate cake

130g cacao butter

70g cacao powder

130g organic maple syrup or honey

150g almond meal

6 egg whites

1 tsp baking soda


For the cashew cream

150g raw cashews, soaked

150g water

50g maple syrup


For the ganache and topping

200g strawberries

100g coconut oil

50g cacao powder

50g maple syrup or honey



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

For the orange cake, follow this recipe (already on Carmen Eat Joy). Only cook for 50mins instead of an hour.

For the chocolate cake:

Melt the cacao butter over a double boiler, or if using a Thermomix, at 50 degrees for 5 minutes on speed 1. If using a double boiler, transfer to a food processor and add cacao powder, liquid sweetener, almond meal and baking soda. Process until combined. If using a Thermomix, add above and process on 4 until combined. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add to processor or Thermomix, and pulse until just combined, roughly 4 -5 pulses.

Line the base of a springform tin and oil the sides, and bake for roughly 33 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Let both cakes cool completely.

For the cashew cream:

Strain off the soaking water. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

For the ganache:
Melt the coconut oil until liquid. Add oil and all other ingredients to blender or processor and process until combined. Wait until it cools a little before adding to the top, so that it is easier to spread evenly.


Cut both cakes horizontally, evenly (if possible) so that you have 4 cakes. Look at the pictures below – put down a layer of chocolate cake, then spread some cashew cream. Put down a layer of orange cake, then cashew cream. Repeat for the second layer of chocolate cake, then add the final layer of orange cake. Instead of cream, add the chocolate ganache and arrange strawberries on top. Voila! You did it!! Enjoy for a special treat, celebration – or especially – for Valentine’s Day!! =) x

FastPaleo Top 100 of 2012


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  1. ashlea says

    not sure where I was supposed to answer the question for the giveaway so I will post it here. My favorite regular recipe that I would like a paleo and perferably nut free version of is Biscuits and Gravy

  2. carole says

    You didn’t say how long to soak the cashews. also for those of us that don’t use weight measurements can you translate this recipe in cups? Thanks. It looks delicious,

    • Carmen says

      Just soak the cashews for at least half an hour. Sorry Carol, I prefer to use weight because it’s much more accurate – I’d prefer not to translate as then it makes it that little bit less accurate. But kitchen scales are very inexpensive and easy to buy =) Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Ronnie M says

    Anything that would make an easy-peasy breakfast. We are WAY to used to boxed cereal in the mornings. It’s my last big “crutch”!

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