Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Raspberry Almond Cake

By: The Food Hunter

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I used fresh raspberries and almond flour to create this lovely springtime dessert that is both delicious and healthy, well as far as desserts go. This time of year I can't resist adding fresh berries to as many recipes as I can specially when it comes to desserts.  The raspberries, baked in the cake add moisture while the ones on top add a slight tartness. Serve it as a casual family dessert or as an elegant option at your next dinner party, either way everyone is sure to love it.



Raspberry Almond Cake
(printable recipe)
2 cups almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ tsp salt
3 clam-shells raspberries
6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1-2 teaspoon almond extract
powdered sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter a 9-inch springform cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Sift the almond flour with the baking powder and salt into a bowl.

Add the eggs, sugar and almond extract to the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on medium-high speed until thick and glossy, about 15 minutes.

Fold in the almond flour and 1 clam-shell of raspberries in alternating batches, ending with the almond flour. The batter will be thin. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and tap lightly on a hard surface.

Bake the cake for about 50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely on a rack.

Top the cake with the remaining two clam-shells of raspberries and dust with powdered sugar.

22 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I tried something similar over the weekend but it was quite complicated. This is much easier!

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  2. How beautiful! Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits!

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  3. Sounds so easy for such a beautiful outcome. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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  4. What a perfect cake for spring and summer! Love anything with raspberries and almonds.

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  5. Perfect! I have all the ingredients in my pantry already! Thanks for the simple recipe :)

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  6. Lovely presentation! I'm sure the flavors are just as good :)

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  7. I love fresh berries around this time of the year. They look perfect in this cake!

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  8. This is my kind of dessert - simple to make, filled with fruit and delicious!

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  9. Simply lovely! From here, the texture looks like angel food cake. Light and airy!

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  10. Nom!! This looks so light and fresh!

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  11. I love adding fresh berries to desserts as well, especially at this time of year. This looks delish!!

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  12. I am always intimidated by baking but this looks simple & delicious!

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  13. What a great-looking cake. I love the pop of colour from the raspberries... such a nice summery touch.

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  14. This is just such a beautiful dessert, Theresa! Almond and raspberry is always such a lovely flavor combination.

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  15. Perfect time of year to start baking and cooking with berries! I love this time of year for that very reason!

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  16. Love the mound of raspberries!

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  17. This sounds so fantastic for summer! Plus it's gluten free so double score!
    Thanks for linking up at my link party!

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  18. I am now re-thinking my cake choice for a brunch I'm hosting this Saturday. Visiting from #tryabitetuesday.

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  19. That looks amazing -- what a lovely dessert. And those fresh raspberries!

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  20. Linda O'ShaughnessyJuly 26, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    I made this cake today for afternoon dinner guests, one with dairy and wheat issues and it was a GIANT success for EVERYONE and I had to send home doggy bags!! It is a keeper

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  21. Just what is "clam-shell" in terms of measuring?

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