Almond Berry Cake

 

 

Almond Berry Cake – an Excellent Buttery Base with Raspberries and Blueberries

 

I love cakes with fruit, and I feel that adding fruit (fresh of frozen) to any cake makes it a bit healthier, and adds a lot more flavour. In the case of this cake, I used to bake it only with raspberries, and it was always delicious. However, one day, while getting ready to put the fruit on top of the batter, I realised I didn’t have enough raspberries. So I added some blueberries, and the cake tasted even better than usual.

However, since I try to bake healthier or less calorific cakes whenever possible, I felt I had to improve this one too. I had no problem with decreasing the amount of sugar used, but when it came to butter, I didn’t dare to reduce its content even if it meant the cake wasn’t going to be as healthy as I would like it to be. Why? Because this almond berry cake is about the wonderful, rich, buttery taste, broken by the slight tartness of the berries. And that’s why enjoying this particular treat is certainly worth making an occasional exception in your healthy diet.

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Almond Berry Cake

A cake with a delicious, buttery almond base and raspberries and blueberries on top.
Servings pieces
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 180C (160C for fan ovens) and prepare a 23cm x 36cm (or similar) baking tin by covering its sides and bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, ground almonds, butter and sugar into a food processor and mix together until you get crumbs.
  3. Transfer 150g of the mixture (approx. 5 heaped tbsps) to another bowl and stir in the desiccated coconut.
  4. Add the eggs to the mixture in a food processor and process till everything is combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared tin, spread it and cover with the berries and then the coconut crumble.
  6. Put the cake in the hot oven and bake for 60-70 minutes.
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Agnieszka Weiner

Hi, I am Agnieszka, and I am passionate about delicious but healthy food. Many healthy dishes are bland and uninteresting. I reject this. So I created my blog Tastes of Health to share my yummy recipes for healthier (often plant-based and gluten-free) versions of family favourites. I look forward to receiving your feedback after you try them.

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