Grain-Free Mini Almond Cakes are deliciously moist and naturally gluten free!
A few months ago my daughter, Anna, introduced me to online shopping at Thrive Market. I had never heard of this site before but I can tell you that it has quickly become one of my favorite internet sites to visit. Their mission is to make healthy living easy, affordable, and accessible for every American family.
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I mention Thrive Market because that is where I purchased a bag of almond meal flour for a fraction of the amount I would spend at our local grocery store. Most stores would charge anywhere between $12.95 – $14.00 for a 16-ounce bag. Through Thrive Market I paid $9.45 for a 16-ounce bag; plus it was delivered right to my door!
Amazon also carries Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour in case you decide not to subscribe to Thrive at this time.
Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour is:
- Made from 100% all-natural blanched almonds
- An excellent source of Vitamin E, protein, and magnesium
- Gives baked goods and sweets a rich flavor and moist texture
- Naturally gluten free
Okay, now onto this recipe. Last weekend we celebrated my grandson’s 7th. birthday. I volunteered to make a gluten free Triple Berry Angel Food Trifle for the guests who are on a gluten free diet. While I had the oven on and I was in the baking mode, I also whipped up a batch of these delicious Grain-Free Mini Almond Cakes.
(I wanted to surprise my grandchildren with a tasty treat, so the hubby and I secretly dropped them off at their house when they weren’t home! Sneaky, sneaky grandma Linda!! lol).
Next, I wanted to make the mini cakes fun and festive so I iced them with dark chocolate icing, mini M&M’s and some toasted coconut, (all gluten free of course).
Since I wanted you to see the texture of these yummy cupcakes, I removed one of the cupcake liners. The almond meal creates a tender and super moist cake and the flavor is truly wonderful, (especially when paired with a touch of chocolate! But then again… ANYTHING is better with a touch of chocolate!) I digress…
Here is a cut-away picture of the inside of the cakes. (I sure wish I could give you a bite because they are yummy, yummy!)
I may, or may not, have taste-tested one, or two, or three of these...
My daughter told me that my grandson took one bite of these almond cakes and stated, “Grandma needs to blog about these cakes because these are good!” (Sigh) Well, grandma Linda couldn’t let the little guy down now, could I?
I certainly can see myself making Grain-Free Mini Almond Cakes again in the very near future!!!
Excuse me while I go shopping at Thrive Market and order more almond flour!!!
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