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Healthy Almond Cake

Guest is Jill Dahan


Easiest Best Good for you Almond Cake Ever

6 mini bundt cakes or 2 - 8 inch rounds

4 large eggs, responsibly laid

4oz (113g) unsalted butter

2/3 cup (113g) coconut sugar

1/3 cup(56g) organic cassava or unbleached flour

3/4 cup (113g) organic or steamed whole almonds, ground until very fine like flour

1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder

1/4 tsp organic almond extract

1/4 cup all fruit berry jam


1/2 tsp almond extract

1/3 cup (3oz) unsalted butter

8oz cream cheese

1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder

2 tsp hot water

1/2 to 2/3 cup (70g) organic powdered sugar or finely ground coconut sugar

Mix all the cake ingredients together in a bowl with electric beaters until all combined. Pour into greased and floured cake pans or mini bundt pans and bake at 350F for about 15-18 minutes until top springs back.

Beat together frosting ingredients and spread between layers of cooled cakes and top with jam and drizzle extra frosting on top.

Talking points

!. This cake can be mixed in one bowl in less than 2 minutes.

2. Almonds and cassava flour make this cake naturally gluten free and nutrition dense

3 Almonds should be organic or steamed to avoid ingesting propylene oxide (a chemical that the CDC has admitted causes cancer) that a lot of almonds are treated with.

4. This cake is low glycemic and full of vitamins and minerals by using coconut sugar instead of regular sugar in the cake.

5. Cassava flour used in a lot of Latin American cooking in South America and the Caribbean is chock full of minerals and fiber and has to be cooked as the tubers or leaves when eaten raw may cause cyanide poisoning . Cassava flour sold has been cooked and can be bought on amazon or in health stores.

6. Cassava flour when baked has no taste or texture difference compared to regular flour. Great gluten free alternative to flour