Every so often, after we put the girls to bed, HandsomeJoe and I watch an episode or two of something cheerful. We slowly made our way through The Great British Baking Show. When we got to the episode with the Sweedish Princessa Torte, HandsomeJoe proclaimed "I want a Princessatorte for my birthday!"
He may originally have been kidding.
In order for all of us to not feel deathly for days, we went dairy and grain free! It would be refined-sugar free if I'd made my own marzipan (I learned later you can make your own marzipan with honey!) and would have been full "paleo" (I detest the term, but there it is.) We baked the cake with eggs, but if you'd like to make this cake vegan, simply make a vegan vanilla cake.
We baked an almond flour vanilla cake using a mix from SimpleMills, to save our efforts for the rest of the cake. The mix had coconut sugar which makes the cake quite dark. Next time we make this cake, I think I'll bake a lighter/fluffier almond cake from scratch.
(...tale as old as time...)
2019 - Just a photo in the middle, almost full paleo (almond flour cake, non-dairy, with fruit-sweetened strawberry jam, naturally sweetened except for boughten marzipan.)
Four Daddy Princess Cakes deserve their own label. Find them all here.