Beautiful Gluten Free Wholefood 3 layered cake
Last Saturday I had the honour of hosting my lovely sister in laws kitchen tea, before we all ventured out into the city for a fun filled hens night! I wanted to make her feel really special so I decorated my house with beautiful flowers and the other bridesmaids helped me to whip up an amazing spread of yummy foods. We prepared fun games and even had a beautician who arrived to give everyone facials which was delightful.
My mum and I are gluten intolerant and we both wanted to be able to enjoy the yummy foods too, which inspired me to create a gluten and refined sugar free cake, healthy punch and yummy cashew cucumber bites.
Today I want to share the gluten free 3 layered cake recipe, which was inspired by Lisa Corduff’s easy one bowl chocolate cake. This cake was originally made with spelt flour and as I wanted to make it gluten free, I played around with the ingredients and I came up with this recipe. I classify this recipe as a treat as it does have quite a lot of sugar and as my body can only tolerate small amounts of sugar I would only make this on special occasions.
This is such a beautiful, simple recipe to make! To make it easy for you I have also included the instructions to make 3 layers as I actually made each layer separately so I would have the exact same amount in each batch. However feel free to make this cake with just one layer and I promise you it will taste just as good!
I hope you enjoy making this for your next event as much as I did!
What you need (for one layer)
-220g of almond meal
-1x 270g tin of coconut milk
-100g rapadura sugar
-3 teaspoons of carob powder
-50g desiccated coconut
-120g room temperature butter
-1tsp bicarb soda
-1tsp apple cider vinegar
-coconut oil to prepare baking tin
What you need to do:
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees
- Using a high powered blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth (I used my thermomix).
- Pour into a prepared 18cm springform cake tin.
- Bake for 50- 60 minutes or until the skewer comes out dry.
What you need (for one layer):
1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
½ cup Rapadura or Coconut sugar
250grams Full Fat Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
What you need to do:
1. Blend all ingredients together
2. When cake has completely cooled spread on the top as icing.
What you need to do to make the 3 layer cake: