This Raspberry Almond Gluten-Free Cake is so moist and delicious, and does not contain any dairy or grains! Full of good for you ingredients, and NO processed sugar. It’s just sweet enough with a lovely texture reminiscent of super moist banana bread.
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I’ve been wondering lately how to add a more personal touch to this blog. I have so much I want to say, more about myself I’d like to share and let you in on, but then a little voice in my head says, “Vanessa, they’re just coming here for the recipe. No one wants to read about what’s going on in your life or your head or your heart.”
But is that true?
Then I read these posts on twitter or FB, you’ve probably seen them and you probably laughed along, of people complaining about how long it takes to scroll down to the bottom of a post to get the recipe. “I don’t care how you came up with it, just give me the recipe!” they say.
I mean, the nerve of us food bloggers actually WRITING things in our posts, on our personal blogs, before we offer you the FREE recipe it took us hours to create, photograph, edit, write up, and post.
This whole blog thing is feeling a little too disingenuous to me at the moment.
I want to give you what you want, but I want to get out of it what I need too. You know?
Because, to be perfectly honest, I started this blog for me. To have someplace to get out my creative kitchen energy and to put my little stamp on the world, filling it with my values, what I love, what drives me, and the things God sees as good, moral, pure and lovely. But I’m not really doing that right now.
Don’t get me wrong! I’m glad you’re here, and I want you to get something GREAT out of being here. It’s not ALL about me. It’s about YOU too.
But can’t we both feel good about these posts at the end of the day?
I think we can.
Going forward I shall try to place more of myself into each post. I’m going to write about REAL things, not just how I came up with that particular recipe. I’ll still write about that too, but there’s so much more to ME. And I want you to know me, because I want to know YOU. And that’s how relationships work.
If you’re still reading this, do me a favor, and just let me know. Comment with a thumbs up or a heart or whatever you want. Let me know if you would like me to get more real, more honest, if that’s something you would value. Let me know if you don’t! I want to know. I want to know you’re out there. I want to know why you’re here.
Now, about this delicious cake…
Guys, I get SO excited when a dessert creation of mine actually works! I’m not a super great baker, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.
I saw a recipe for this Grain Free Hummingbird Cake that looked awesome, and I wanted to make it with my kids, but I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed. So, I used it as inspiration to make up my own grain free gluten-free cake from the ingredients I DID have.
What I got was a not too sweet, moist, gluten-free cake that is reminiscent of banana bread, but still tastes and looks like cake! I LOVE it.
I also didn’t use any processed sugars or dairy in it. So, if you have a great, processed sugar and dairy free frosting recipe you love, the entire thing will hit four hot spots: gluten-free, dairy free, grain free and processed sugar free! While still being delicious, decadent and to die for.
I didn’t have any healthy frosting ingredients on hand, so I made an old fashioned butter and powdered sugar frosting, but I included two alternative frostings in the recipe, so you can pick one of those, or use your own!
The recipe that inspired this gluten- free cake just used coconut whipped cream for the frosting.
Do yourself a favor and make this cake ASAP. I think you will be surprised with how much you love it. It’s a bit different, but knowing it is a gluten-free cake with whole food, read food ingredients will make it taste that much better. And you won’t have to feel guilty when you sneak a piece in the middle of the afternoon!
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