Peach and ground almond gluten free cake

Peach and ground almond gluten free cake

Let’s be very honest now. There is nothing better than a really nice light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside cake that can be shared at tea time or have for breakfast with a nice natural yogurt or a kefir. Oh, how I rock already! 👯 💃🏻 🍰

Oh yes, I like cakes of any type shape or taste as long as they are home made and contain some sort of fruit. Mmmmm… We absolutely love fruit cakes. 😜 🎂 👏🏼

This cake contains no butter which makes it lighter and ….in my opinion a lot healthier.

I like butter (don’t we all?) and I do bake with it sometimes but truthfully I try to stay away from it if I can, because butter is way too tasty and I can easily overdo on it so, whenever I can, I replace it with a healthier option such as a bit of coconut oil or a good old organic rapeseed oil, or a pure rice bran oil. Those oils are rich in monounsaturated fats and have a high smoking point which make them very safe to cook with.

With the amount of baking that I make I’d probably use easily 4 packs of butter a month. 😱

I prefer home baking by miles and I’m pretty sure you agree with this since you know everything you put in that tray and for the kids I see it as a far better option than any biscuits or cake that you can buy which are packed with E(s) all sort of artificial stuff.

You just try this cake and you won’t simply love it but get hooked to it. 👻

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5 from 3 votes

Peach and ground almond gluten free cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

For cake:

  • 180 g almond (ground)
  • 400 g flour (gluten free)
  • 200 g cane sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 sachets sugar (vanillated)
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate (leveled) (b)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (leveled)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt or Himalayan pink salt (c)
  • 3 fresh peaches or 1 peach can
  • 4 tsp yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp milk (or fruit juice from the peaches if use canned)
  • 170 ml oil (d)

For serving:

  • berries
  • creme fraiche or full fat yogurt

Instructions

  • Line/grease an approx. 8-10' (16-20 cm) ceramic dish and preheat the oven at 170 C.
  • Whizz the sugar and the eggs for about 4-5 minutes in a freestanding electric mixer.
  • And the oil little by little drizzling you all in while the mixer is working. The batter will get nice and fluffy.
  • In a bowl mix the almond flour together with the flour, salt, the soda bicarbonate and baking powder which have been mixed with a little vinegar or lemon juice. Put in the vanilla or vanillated sugar.
  • Add this to the egg mix and with the help of a spatula fold nicely and gently the flours in.
  • Put in the yogurt and fruit juice and give it a gentle fold for a further minute or so.
  • Pouring in the mix into the line lined tray/tin.
  • Chop the fruits into small pieces or slices.
  • Place the fruits on top pushing them slightly into the cake mix.
  • Place tin into preheated oven and bake at 180 C for 45-50 min until it is nice and golden on the outside (Baking time obviously depends on the oven as some cook faster than others and also if it is a fan assisted one it will cook quicker and the temperature has to be slightly lower or the time shorter)
  • Just keep an eye on it and if you doubt whether it's ready or not just push slightly the middle of the cake and that will indicate if the cake is ready. It has to feel spongy.

Notes

(a) When it comes to sugar, of course, you can put 50 g more if you have a really sweet tooth. For me this quantity is just perfect as I don't want my cakes to be overly sweet but feel free to increase the amount of sugar if you want or sprinkle some extra sugar on top just before putting it in the oven.

(b) Mix the soda bicarbonate with 1 tbsp lemon juice or cider vinegar, when putting it in.

(c) Use coarse salt as you will find some while eating the cake a bit of saltiness that hits your taste buds... is just to die for. I love it!! Use normal fine salt otherwise.

(d) As mentioned earlier, in terms of oil, you can use coconut oil, organic cold pressed rapeseed oil or pure rice bran oil.

Some gluten free cake with almond and peaches.

Serve and enjoy this cake with few more fruits added and some yoghurt or crème fraîche on the side. It's just divine!

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10 thoughts on “Peach and ground almond gluten free cake”

  1. Just scoffed a piece of this warm out of the oven with ice cream. Wow!! Surprisingly light in texture and perfectly balanced flavours, so easy to make and even easier to eat! Can't wait until breakfast – i know what I'm having 🙂

    • Hi Gwynneth,
      Thank you for your comment and your perfect description. Exactly as and what this delightful cake is.
      I'm very happy you've liked it as much as I do.
      Ramona 😘


  2. 4 packs of butter a month, amateur… I easily go through that much between my wife and I and I don’t bake (although much less in summer and spring) 😮 Yes I am naughty but life is too short to cook with butter subs! Having said that this looks delicious!

    • Thank you so much – Oh waw Brian, I am impressed with the amount of butter you guys go through a month – we should dare more I feel – we can just about do a pack or two with baking 😉 it is too good that’s why we kinda keep the distance lol The reason I like the subs sometimes is only because of the texture – cakes are/feel a lot lighter with oil – I do agree with butter is amazing but hey – worth changing sometimes 😉 xx

  3. Looks great!

    I wanna try it, but a “sachet of sugar (vanillated)”?

    I have no idea what that is.

    We make vanilla sugar here with vanilla beans and castor sugar, but what is a sachet of sugar, and how much sugar does the sachet contain?

    • Hi David,
      Sorry to have complicated things – we do get here vanilla sugar in little sachets of various sizes depending where you get them from. It amounts to one or two teaspoons of sugar that has a nice strong vanilla flavour.
      Your version sounds great too or simply use few drops of vanilla essence or 1/2 vanilla bean.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and I am looking forward to hearing back from you on how this cake came out for you and if you liked it as much as we do.;-)

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