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Strawberry almond cake

Strawberry Almond Cake (gluten free)

This gluten free strawberry cake recipe is also dairy free (except for the frosting) and free of refined sugars. It may sound like this cake is also free of deliciousness but I promise you would never know that this is a healthier strawberry cake recipe. If you have a little bit of extra time, you have the option to make these into cupcakes, which I did for Valentines Day. Either way, this is the perfect, delicious sweet treat!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • cup cashew butter
  • cup strawberry puree ~1 cup whole strawberries
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 1oz bag freeze dried strawberries (~½ cup freeze dried strawberry powder)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Frosting

  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • If making into a cake, grease an 8 x 8 baking dish. If making into cupcakes, line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Add the bag of freeze dried strawberries to a high speed blender or a food processor. Process until you have a powder and set aside. You should have about ½ cup of strawberry powder.
  • To the same blender or food processor, add ~1 cup of fresh strawberries and blend/puree until you have a smoothy to slightly chunky puree.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add the oat flour, almond flour, freeze dried strawberry powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, add the cashew butter, pureed strawberries, and honey and mix together.
  • Next add the eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract and mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
    Strawberry almond cake progress picture
  • If making into a cake, pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • If making into cupcakes, spoon the batter into the liners. Fill about ¾ full and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before frosting.
    Strawberry almond cake progress picture

Frosting

  • While the cake or cupcakes are are baking, add all of the ingredients for the frosting to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, mix everything together until it is light and fluffy (~2-3 minutes). Taste the frosting and adjust the ingredients as needed.
  • Wait until the cake or cupcakes have completely cooled and then frosting your cake or cupcakes.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Cake, Cupcakes, healthy dessert, Strawberry