How about making a delicious almond cake with super-healthy and wholesome ingredients? Our easy recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan, perfect for everyone to enjoy without worries. Let's jump right into it!
We made this soft cake with a homemade gluten-free flour blend, ripe bananas, and vegetable oil. We used almond milk, almond flour, and almond essence to give the cake a wonderful nutty taste. And for a crunchy finish, we topped it with flaked almonds — a real delight!
Our gluten-free mix consists of rice flour, almond meal, and starch. We chose rice flour to give bulk and then paired it with almond flour for extra flavour and richness. Finally, we used starch to bind the ingredients, provide structure, and make the cake spongier.
Besides starch, we also used flax seeds to help the gluten-free mix hold together even better. Thanks to their high fibre content, these tiny seeds can absorb the liquids and form a dense gel, similar to egg white. This "flax egg" works as such a wonderful egg replacement in eggless cakes that we use it all the time.
What makes this almond cake even healthier and wholesome is that we used vegetable oil instead of butter and swapped refined sugar with mashed bananas. If you use this fruit when it's very ripe, it will make the cake taste naturally sweet without adding extra sugars.
This wonderful cake is truly delicious when served slightly warm, perfect with a nice cup of tea. But you could make it even more flavourful by filling it with our vegan chocolate frosting — we'll show you how to do it at the end of the recipe!