Now that I’ve started to train for another marathon I’ve had to really focus on eating enough calories everyday. Thankfully, it’s strawberry season in my part of the world, and I recently began to make this super easy, gluten-free cake recipe to use up some of our fresh picked strawberries (I adapted it slightly from a recipe that I found on the website roostblog.com). I have not taken a photo of it to post because I keep forgetting to do so, but it looks like an ordinary 8 inch cake when it’s baked.
Strawberry Almond Flour Blender Cake
- 1 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup quartered strawberries (I’ve used a bit more than this each time and it’s still good)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease an 8-inch round cake pan. Trace the bottom of the pan on parchment paper, cut out circle and place on bottom of pan.
Melt butter in a small pan over medium/low heat until browned. Set aside.
In a blender pulse almond flour, salt and baking soda until combined. Add honey, eggs, vanilla, and brown butter. Blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl and fold in strawberries. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
This is enough to serve my family of 6 generously for dessert with about 1 to 2 slices left over. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
Also, if you are looking for charities to support in 2014, please consider supporting those of us who are running the NYC marathon for the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Team Gluten-Free on November 2nd. I have pledged to raise $3500 for celiac research, education, and advocacy by Nov. 30th and I need your help! Thank you so much.
Lastly, I just found out that Peter and Kelli Bronski from one of my favorite websites, “No Gluten, No Problem,” have published a new gluten-free recipe book for families called Gluten-Free Family Favorites. I am looking forward to receiving my copy in the mail. Please check out their website for more details about the book and how to win a free copy.