Sunday, July 29, 2012

Almond Flour Cake Recipe


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


Ingredients:

  • 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


Prep:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine eggs, almond flour, baking soda, vegetable oil, and 1/4 cup almonds (grind) in a bowl. Use a mixer to whip together.
  4. 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!

51 comments:

  1. Oops, the link didn't show up until after I submitted the last entry, but I want to make smoked almonds.

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  2. I would bake a cake and just roast the almonds yummy ... Robin Henry

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  3. I have never used Almond Flour but I think I would like to try making pasta with it. The almonds themselves won't make it into anything but my mouth :) Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

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  4. I would love to top ALLLLL of my ice cream treats with almonds.

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  5. I have never used almond flour but would love to give it a try. I would roast the almonds for snacking.

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  6. almond flour sounds like a great gluten-free alternative flour - i would love to make a vegan, grain-free cupcake with this flour!

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  7. Ttrockwood@yahoo.comJuly 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    What an adorable cake!
    I would use the almonds in my homemade musel amd to make almond butter!

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  8. I would eat the almond right out of the bag! I have never used almond flour but I would try it in a cake, or cookies

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  9. I'd love to try making almond milk! I heard it's really actually easy to make!

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  10. I have never used almond flour but would try it in a cake. The almonds would be eaten right out of the bag as a healthy snack.

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  11. I love almonds, i eat them all the time, straight from the package. I also make chinese Almond cookies. Also the Hello Kitty Cake sounds wonderful.

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  12. I'd make cinnamon roasted almonds

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  13. I'd love to make almond bark milk chocolate.
    Thanks so much.

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  14. I would love to make almond flour French Toast with whole almonds, or almond pancakes or an almond financier cake to serve with Haagen-Daazs ice cream!

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  15. The almond flour would make fabulous peach or apricot tarts. My mom LOVES raw almonds.

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  16. I would bake then in my cookies. I would also add toasted almonds to my salads.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)
    kats7960@gmail.com

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  17. I'd like to try almond flour in making pancakes or muffins!

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  18. I'd like to make an cherry almond coffee cake! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  19. I'd like to try to make cookies with almond flour and I'd like to glaze some almonds for snacking.

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  20. Cinnamon roasted almonds

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  21. I;d love to make roasted snack almonds.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love almonds! I eat them plain all of the time. I also make pesto with them and love to put them in baked goods too.
    t42vek20 at gmail dot com

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  23. love baking and would use the almonds in cookies...never tried almond flour

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  24. my wife could make this cake-- and I want some almond cookies

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  25. I would make almond cookies or/and chocolate almond cake

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  26. lisa lo (RC form) I was already thinking of chocolate dipped almonds :o)

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  27. Enjoyed the review...I would love me some Brownies with Carmel Variety...

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  28. i have a talapia recipe i make with hazelnut flour bet almond would be good too. easy recipe. simply dust (not batter) the filets in flour and saute/fry in evoo and butter add a little salt and pepper or seasoned salt to the flour first

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  29. I have a Scottish cooking blog and so I would make a scottish recipe called Dundee Cake that requires quite a few almonds

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  30. I'd like to make my own almond milk!
    katyjv1988(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I've been wanting to make almond milk, too. These would be perfect for that! I also have an almond cookie that my grandma made that I want to make soon!

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  32. I would add almonds to my stir fry - thank you.

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  33. Betsy Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    I would make Candied Almonds :)

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  34. I would put them in bread that is so yummy

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  35. My mom and brother are gluten free, I would make the some gluten free goodies with the flour!!

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  36. I'd like to try making almond flour and banana pancakes!

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  37. I would make a crescent cookie!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  38. I like to make sweet and hot almonds to munch on.

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  39. I think some lemon cupcakes would be great! I'm so excited about the almond flour! I already drink almond milk, so I might as well go full nut!

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  40. I want to make homemade chocolate almond ice cream!

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  41. make brownies

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  42. I would make some spiced nuts with the almonds. ladyvon at grm dot net

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  43. Too cute, I think I would use almond flour to make a strawberry cake roll.

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  44. I would make a vegan version of your cake recipe. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  45. I would make some Italian cookies.

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  46. I would probably just eat almonds whole! Or make cookies, chocolate chip almond, almond joys, etc. I'm not sure what I would do with almond flour, but I'm sure I could find a recipe or two!

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