July 18, 2015

gluten-free vanilla almond-flour cake



Time for another gluten-free paleo number!

We'd bought almond flour from Costco a few months ago and I hadn't used it yet, so I looked for a vanilla cake recipe using almond flour.  I found many but this one was the most straight-forward so I gave it a go.  It turned out well.  The only thing I'd say is don't expect a super fluffy vanilla cake, the resulting texture is closer to an almond torte because of the almond flour.



If you're looking for a fluffy gluten-free vanilla cake, check out this one using navy beans and coconut flour.

Here's the recipe!

Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Flour Cake
adapted from Comfy Belly

Ingredients
2 large eggs
1/3 cup of honey
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup oil (I used melted butter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups almond flour

Directions
Preheat oven to 325F.
1. Prepare an 8 inch round cake pan by lining it with parchment paper (you can trace the bottom of the pan with a pencil and cut the parchment to size).  Then spray the prepared pan with cooking spray to avoid the cake sticking to the pan.
2. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk to combine.
4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

I iced the cake with my favourite chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for a fun birthday cake. :)

yup, that's our baby in the background ;)


Enjoy!
xoxo

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