Simple and delicious, Almond Cake With Fresh Fruit is gluten-free and vegan, topped with a creamy cashew frosting and luscious fruits!
This is one of my go to recipes that I love to make. I love the idea of it being so easy to make and so adaptable. I can change the flavor of the base easily and I get to top it with whatever fruits I choose. For example, I could add orange zest, juice and topped with orange slices for an orange cake.
I love to use a combination of cashews and coconut cream for my frosting, see my Carrot Cake Recipe.
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Back to the recipe. I used Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Gluten Free Almond Flour, and I made my own oat flour in a high-speed blender. I started out making the recipe with the intent of making a fruit pizza but the texture came out more like a cake one of those finds in experimenting.
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- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup cashews, soaked for a couple hours
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly grease cake pan or line with parchment paper (I used a springform pan).
- Combine almond flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, mix maple syrup, apple sauce, coconut oil, vanilla and almond extra.
- Whisk liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until fully combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until fork inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, transfer to a cool rack to cool completely before applying frosting.
- To make Coconut Cream from coconut milk: Place 1 can of full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight. The following day, invert can, cut open and drain liquid into a bowl and reserve to add to curries or smoothies.
- Place the remaining coconut cream (1 cup) in a food processor along with cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, almond extract.
- Process until smooth, pausing to scrape down sides. Transfer to a bowl, apply to the top of cake. Topped with fresh fruits.