Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free

Almond Flour Cake

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday 🙂

So, today is my 26th birthday and of course I had to make my own cake! Not only is is gluten free, dairy free, low on sugar but it is so light and delicious. That is exactly how I like my desserts. I love strawberries and citrus flavors so it was a no brainer for me to include both into my cake. Coconut cream is also a very good alternative to whipped cream for dairy free desserts. As for the aesthetics of the cake, I’ve always felt the more simple the cake; the more elegant it is. So, I was aiming for a rustic naked berry cake and I think I hit the mark. I love that I am sharing with you a cake I made for my birthday that you can make for any of your future occasions especially if you have dietary restrictions like myself. If you like a light cake; then this would be perfect for you too.

Serving size: 2 layer 8”round cake with 1 layer filling. Serves about 10 people

Time: about 2 hours to make, fill and decorate

Ingredients

4 cups almond flour

6 eggs, room temperature

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups of sugar free syrup (*can use regular maple syrup or honey as well)

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla flavor

3 tbsp fresh orange juice

2 tbsp orange zest

almond cake

For the filling and topping:

16 oz package of strawberries (1 lb)

2 cans of coconut milk refrigerated overnight

4 tbsp sugar free syrup or regular maple syrup

2 tbsp orange zest

1 tbsp fresh orange juice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla flavor

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Grease two 8 inch pans with non stick spray very well.
  • In one bowl, add the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs lightly and add the vanilla, orange juice & zest along with the coconut oil and syrup. Pour this wet mixture into the dry one and mix. There may be some lumps but that is okay.
  • Divide the batter between the two pans. Place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes. Place a toothpick in the center of the cake if clear when taken out then cake is baked through.
  • Allow cakes to cool for 10-15 minutes before taking out of the pan. I like to use spring form pans because they are overall easier to work with. I will link a set below. With a toothpick or fork make little holes (not too deep) into the cake and squeeze some fresh orange juice into the pores.
  • While cake is cooling, make the filling and topping. Into a chilled bowl, scoop the thick creamy part of the coconut milk that should have risen to the top of the can after cooling the coconut milk overnight. Add it to a bowl along with the vanilla,orange zest and juice, syrup and cinnamon.
  • Mix with a chilled rubber spatula till smooth and creamy. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Slice a cup of fresh strawberries.
  • By now, cakes should be completely cooled. Once completely cooled, add some of the coconut cream on top of the first layer and spread out with a spatula. Add your sliced strawberries. *Optional: sprinkle some toasted coconut as well.
  • Add the other layer of cake on top. Then ice it with the rest of the coconut cream with a spatula. Top off with fresh strawberries and orange zest.

Bon Appetit!

Spring form pan set:

Ecolution Bakeins 3 Piece Springform Pan Set, Gray, 8”, 9”, and 10” Set

Includes 3 gray Ecolution Bakeins Springform Pans measuring 8", 9", and 10" in diameter
Eco-friendly, safe, and non-toxic; comes in packaging consisting of 70% recycled material; PFOA, BPA, and PTFE free
Made with durable heavy duty carbon steel that allows for even baking and browning; features non-stick coating with easy food release… Read More Ecolution Bakeins 3 Piece Springform Pan Set, Gray, 8”, 9”, and 10” Set

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