Just Almonds sent me a bag of their almonds and almond flour to review. Since it was my birthday, I decided to make myself a birthday cake with these ingredients!
The nonpareil supreme almonds and almond flour blanched were sent to me fresh from Just Almonds' farm. Almonds are gluten-free and high in protein, so they're the perfect addition to any diet, particularly for those with gluten-free dietary habits.
Hello Kitty Strawberry Lemon Almond Flour Cake Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup almond flour (blanched)
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 can of lemon frosting Non-stick cooking spray
- 1/4 cup almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. I used a Hello Kitty cake pan, but an 8 or 9 inch pan will also work for this recipe.
- Combine eggs, almond flour, baking soda, vegetable oil, and 1/4 cup almonds (grind) in a bowl. Use a mixer to whip together.
- Puree strawberries and pour into bowl. Continue to mix ingredients.
Once your batter is mixed well, pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (depending on your oven settings).
Use a toothpick and insert it into the baked cake. If the toothpick is clean, your cake is finished!
Use a sharp knife to cut around the cake pan in order to remove the cake. Once removed, set the cake on a plate to cool for 30 minutes.
Cut the cake in half to create two layers. Using the can of lemon frosting, spread a thin layer between the two cake pieces. Put them back together and frost the entire cake.
Decorate the cake however you would like. I used black icing for the eyes and whiskers. The bow was created with strawberries in strawberry sauce. Once you're finished with decorating, place the cake in the fridge for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!
Optional: Strawberry Sauce
Combine 1/2 cup strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature. The sugar will draw out the strawberries' juices to create a delicious strawberry lemon sauce.
I used the strawberries to fill in the bow's color. The end result:
The strawberry, lemon, and almond flavors blended well to create a distinct and unique tasting cake. This is a gluten-free cake that everyone can enjoy! The almond flour makes an incredible difference in the texture and taste. Not only does it taste lighter, it's also refreshing and delicious!
Check out Just Almonds' website to buy a variety of almonds and almond flour. They ship their products fresh from their farm to your door!