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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Almond Layer Cake with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free/Grain Free

We love cake.

What's not to love?

The thing is when being gluten free and trying to maintain grain free, as well, buying a yummy cake is tricky and not easily found. This one meets all of our dietary requirements, but most importantly it is yumm-o-licious!!!

The Prince picks wild blackberry with his Nana so, he decided he wanted this cake to be made with blackberries and his food wishes are granted as much as possible!

So Viola!...A cake made upon the Prince's request.


What you need:
Cake:
5 eggs, separated, organic, free range
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup honey, organic, raw (if possible) 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegan buttermilk ( in a 1/4 measuring cup add 1 tsp vinegar, fill the rest of the way with almond milk, mix)
1 Tbls vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
 
Frosting:
Two 8 ounce packages of full fat cream cheese, organic, room temperature 
1/2 cup maple syrup, organic
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, organic
1/2 cup coconut oil, organic, unrefined at room temperature
1/2 cup blackberries, organic, rinsed (a few extra for decoration)
                                                                          

What you do:

Cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
 
Separate eggs.
 
Using a mixer, cream oil and honey together. 
Slowly add in egg yolks to oil and honey mixture, beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
Add and blend dry ingredients into creamed oil and honey mixture.
Add buttermilk, vanilla extract and almond extract to batter, blend.
 
In a separate bowl, beat, egg whites, for several minutes until egg whites are fluffy and come to a peak.
 
Gently fold egg whites into cake mixture.
 
Line two 8 inch round pans with parchment paper and oil sides.
Pour batter, equally into the two pans.
Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until check with toothpick and toothpick comes out clean.
 
Cool completely before frosting. Don't forget to place a nice amount of frosting between layers.

Frosting: 
Using a mixer, cream oil, black berries and cream cheese together.
Mix in vanilla extract and maple syrup.

 

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