Friday, December 12, 2014
There's nothing better than a rich, moist slice of cake, topped with a creamy frosting, don't you agree? Light, fluffy, and full of flavor, it's no wonder we ask for cake at almost every Holiday or celebration that you can imagine.
For those struggling with gluten intolerance, though, cake may feel like a thing of the past. Yes, there are a few gluten-free cake recipes out there, some we've even featured here on the blog, but finding that perfect recipe that combines both the taste and texture you find in traditional cake can be a bit difficult.
Not anymore! We've found a delicious cake recipe that's not only gluten-free, but looks, feels, and tastes just like any cake you'd pick out of the local grocers bakery! And with a rich honey taste and smooth cinnamon cream cheese frosting, there really is no reason to pass this dish up! Alright, enough talk, let's get baking! Prepare your palate for our Almond Flour French Honey Cake!
3 cups Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
6 Tbsp Raw Honey
1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
1 cup Sugar
8 Eggs, separated
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder, and salt, and whisk together.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, honey, and sugar, and beat together until smooth. Add egg yolks, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until blended.
In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until very foamy and white. Add egg whites to batter and fold in until cake batter is smooth.
Divide batter evenly between two 9-inch round cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool in the pan on wire rack for 30 minutes, then remove from pans.
While cakes are cooling, make your frosting by combining cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and cinnamon, and beating together until a soft, smooth frosting forms.
Take 1 cake round, place on a plate, and frost the top.
Place the second round on top of the frosted cake.
Using remaining frosting, frost the top and sides of the cake. Slice and serve.
This is the gluten-free, almond flour cake you've been waiting for! Rich in flavor and with the perfect amount of moist texture and taste, this cake is sure to be a hit with your family. The honey gives the perfect sweetness to this already amazing dish, and the frosting packs this cake full of a rich, bold flavor. And best of all, it's gluten-free! How can you beat that?
It's time to have your cake and eat it too, and this is the perfect dish to do just that.