This Healthy Almond Bakewell Cake is refined-sugar free, can be gluten free and dairy free. Also, it’s high in protein, fibre (if you use wholewheat flour), and only 6 ingredients. With a refined sugar-free icing which tastes just like marzipan, this is the perfect birthday cake for someone who loves almond!
Last Wednesday, while I was on holiday, we were all looking forward to 8:00pm. Why? The Great British Bake-Off final. That evening, we all sat on the comfy sofas in the hotel living room, staring expectantly at the TV as the programme was introduced. However, seeing all the sweet goodies on the screen always gives you a craving for the food they are baking. So this time, we were prepared.
On the table in front of us sat 3 lovely cakes. A red velvet cake, a chocolate cake, and a carrot cake. Because they were quite small, we each ate one slice of all three! Just as Mary and Paul taste-tested the bakes made by the 3 finalists, we were also biting into slices of cake!
Those 3 flavours of cake are certainly some of my favourites, but another is almond. Its sweet, mellow flavour reminds me of eating marzipan at Christmas: luxurious frangipane, marzipan fruits, and Bakewell tarts with a cherry on top. What would happen if you merged sponge cake with a Bakewell tart? You would get something like this…
The only difference is that this Healthy Almond Bakewell Cake is a lot better for you! Containing fibre, protein, and no refined sugar, this cake can be gluten free and even dairy free!
What makes it healthier?
Instead of butter (which is good for you in small amounts but is high in saturated fat), we are using Greek yoghurt. It contains a good amount of protein and probiotics, as well as giving the cake moisture.
To replace refined sugar, we’ll instead use light muscovado sugar. It is a better choice because it retains nutritious minerals that caster sugar is stripped of when processed. You can also use honey or maple syrup, which both have even more health benefits!
For the soft texture, we’ll be using white wholewheat self-raising flour. This contains a lot more fibre than normal refined flour, so is a healthier option.
What’s more, with just 6 ingredients, it is so easy & quick to make.
- Refined sugar free
- Gluten free
- Dairy free (use dairy-free alternative to Greek yoghurt)
- High in protein
- (If using wholewheat flour: High in fibre)
Perfect for a birthday or celebration – or for no reason at all – this cake is a delicious spongy treat, without the guilt!