I appear to have my crap together most of the time.
But seriously, life has been throwing baseballs at my face lately and I have been left deciding which one to knock out of the park.
Let’s switch to a lighter subject.
I pretty much cannot stand when I see someone with a boat load of plastic surgery.
I mean, for me, it’s like, why would I want to change what God created? Right?
As a child, I used to hate my nose.
It’s an Italian nose. Ya know, super definitive with a little bump in the middle.
However, as I grew older, I learned to love my nose because it made me unique.
Plus, I also got a ton of compliments on how I looked just like my beautiful mother, or my handsome father and I thought…I got these features from these two amazing people so I should appreciate them.
Why I don’t understand people that get plastic surgery, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like watching people get plastic surgery.
Enter the television show, Botched.
It’s basically a reality t.v. show about plastic surgery nightmares.
It’s okay, the super hero duo, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif have it under control.
Plus, they are hilarious.
I just want to feed these doctors…I mean, they do pretty amazing stuff.
So, today, I made them and y’all some coffee cake.
Because hello, cake.
It’s also date sweetened.
Plus, it’s actually got coffee grounds in it.
So, this is an actual real coffee cake.
Oh, and the coconut pecan topping
is off tha hook.
Plus, this cake is totally paleo.
I mean, you just can’t say no
- For the cake:
- 12 large Medjool dates, pitted, and soaked in a bowl of water overnight, drained
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ c. granulated stevia
- ½ c. walnut butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- 1 t. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ c. +1 T. coconut flour
- 1 t. ground coffee
- ½ t. baking soda
- ½ t. baking powder
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- ¼ t. salt
- For the topping:
- ½ c. chopped pecans
- ½ c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 2 t. slightly melted coconut butter, plus more for drizzling
- 1 packet of Truvia sweetener
- 1 t. pure vanilla extract
- For the coffee cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place the drained dates in a large food processor and puree until a thick paste forms.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ¾ c. of the date puree, eggs, stevia, walnut butter, and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir in the coconut flour, baking soda, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- For the topping, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
- Sprinkle the topping over the batter evenly.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden or a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let cool slightly and cut into 6 even squares.
- Drizzle with coconut butter.