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Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Cake with Coconut Ganache

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re enjoying the afternoon. I’ve really enjoyed reading all of your comments on this morning’s post. Thanks so much for joining me for a virtual green juice. I always love getting to know all of you a little better. Thank you for the RVA and travel recommendations, too!! I’ve got my list ready to go; you always have the best suggestions. 

Now that we’ve had our green juice,

I made you a cake. 🙂

Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Cake

Cake Love

I’m not sure who decided that cake should be strictly reserved for parties and official celebrations. This is one of the many reasons my nana and I are kindred spirits. We’d all get together for family dinner, say on a random Tuesday night, and she’d walk up carrying one of her delicious bundt cakes. (PS does anyone else think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding every time you think of or see a bundt cake? The image of the plant placed in the middle of the cake still makes me snicker years later.) The family would be together, and that was celebration enough.

For this cake, I decided to make a sweet, slightly dense creation, with a hint of almond flavor. It’s almost like a pound cake meets a vanilla sheet cake. And then I covered it in a chocolate and coconut oil ganache. It just seemed like the right thing to do. 

gluten-free vanilla almond cake with coconut ganache

Gluten-Free Cake and Dairy-Free Too!

This cake is gluten-free and dairy-free, as I used gluten-free flours and my beloved Almond Breeze almondmilk. It’s perfect for a celebration… or maybe make tonight and random Thursday night fiesta.

I hope you love it as much as we did!

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!

Gluten-free vanilla almond cake with coconut ganache
Serves 12
A slightly dense and perfect sweet cake, with an almond flavor and rich chocolate ganache
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
For the cake
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  2. 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. Pinch of sea salt
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  7. 1 1/2 cups white sugar (superfine)
  8. 6 tablespoons egg whites (from a carton)
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Vanilla
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  12. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
For the ganache
  1. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  2. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a Bundt pan with nonstick spray (or lightly coat with coconut oil) and dust with gluten-free flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the baking powder, salt, gluten-feee flour, coconut flour until combine. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and egg whites. Add in the vanilla, almond extra, butter, coconut oil, Almond Breeze, and sugar, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in batches, and stir until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture into the Bundt pan, and bake for 28-30 minutes, until lightly golden and set.
  6. Allow to cool completely before inverting onto a plate to drizzle with ganache.
  7. To prepare the ganache, place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double-boiler, or microwave for 30 seconds in a glass bowl. Stir until smooth. Pour on top of the cake and serve!
Adapted from from Yammie's Gluten Freedom
The Fitnessista http://fitnessista.com/
slice of gluten-free cake

Favorite cake flavor? What was the last dessert you made? 

xoxo

Gina

More Almond Breeze recipes:

Dark chocolate almondmilk truffles

Gluten-free vegan banana pudding

Seared halibut with Romesco sauce

The best black bean soup

Slow cooker butter chicken

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk, my very favorite. Thank you so much for supporting this blog and the companies who help to support our family.  

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19 Comments

  1. China on May 28, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    This looks AMAZING. Think it would work with flax eggs or egg replacer?

  2. Amie on May 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    What brand all purpose GF flour did u use?

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      trader joe’s!

  3. Amie on May 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Also, I’m out of coconut flour. Is it necessary? Any substitutions?

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      it helps soaked up a little of the moisture. do you have ground flax? that might help a bit?

  4. Tess on May 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    This looks so delicious!! I have to get a bundt pan!!

  5. Sarah on May 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Favorite cake flavor: Spice. Last dessert I made: Chocolate chip cookies.

  6. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on May 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Mmmm cake! I love cake!!

  7. Becca on May 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I know this is a little off topic, BUT I’m soooo excited because we went into the city today and I decided to hit up a couple of health food stores to see if I could find some acai base for a bowl and I FOUND SOME! I’m so excited to try it tomorrow! <3

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      DUUUUUDE. you will love it!

  8. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on May 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Wow – what a beautiful cake! Almond milk is such a great ingredient for baking.

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      thank you! yes, it’s perfect for baking 🙂

  9. Kate @KateMovingForward on May 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Mmmm!! This looks absolutely amazing! Pinning for when my sister (DF & GF) visits! And yes, that is a special occasion that calls for cake! 😀

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      definitely is!! 🙂 hope you enjoy it!

  10. Kelster on May 29, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I made a Rocky Road Bundt cake and Chipotle brownies last week. I love Bundt cake and yours looks delicious.

  11. Pam on May 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

    This looks awesome! My all time fav cake is yellow with chocolate frosting, Nom-a-licious 🙂

  12. Shaina Anderson on May 31, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    this looks OUTRAGEOUS

  13. Cristy on June 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Hi Gina! Do I need to use GF all purpose flour or would regular flour do just fine? I’m not much of a baker. Thanks for the recipe! Looks amazing

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      i think it would be fine!

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