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Grain-Free Mini Almond Cakes

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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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Grain-Free Mini Almond Cupcakes

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

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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).

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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… 

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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...

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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?


Grain-Free Mini Almond Cakes

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tub chocolate icing (GF Option: use gluten free frosting)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add in eggs and beat until fully blended.
  3. Add milk and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flours, salt and baking powder.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  6. Beat until creamy.
  7. Pour batter into a well greased  9 x 13 pan or into cupcake liners.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes. 
  9. Cool.
  10. Ice with chocolate icing.
  11. Serve.

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!!! 

Happy baking!


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  • Arman @ thebigmansworld July 29, 2015, 9:55 am
    I'd heard of thrive market but didn't know the concept- Thanks for clearing that up and the PRICES!!! Okay, I go through Bob's flour range like crazy and that is so much more cost effective! I wish my grandma would drop these kind of things off- They look great and stoked they are grain free too! Thanks Linda! My Profile

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