Summer Berry Cake (vegan & gluten-free)
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Serves: 9" cake
  • 100g ground almonds (1 cup)
  • 140g brown rice flour (1 cup)
  • 30g tapioca flour (1/4 cup)
  • 50g desiccated coconut (1/2 cup)
  • 1½tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 100g coconut sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 3tbsp ground flaxseed + 9tbsp water
  • 120ml melted coconut oil (1/2 cup)
  • 120ml almond milk (1/2 cup)
  • 1tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • Topping:
  • 300g fresh berries (any mix of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants) (2 cups)
  • 1tbsp coconut sugar
  • 30g flaked almonds (1/3 cup)
  1. Mix 3tbsp ground flaxseed with 9tbsp water and set aside to thicken.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F)
  3. Grease and line or dust one 9" round springform baking tin.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together ground almonds, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar and set aside.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together flax eggs, melted coconut oil, almond milk (at room temperature), apple cider vinegar and vanilla.
  6. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and mix until well combined. You should have muffin consistency.
  7. Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin and level out the surface.
  8. Toss berries with 1tbsp of coconut sugar, arrange on top and sprinkle with almond flakes.
  9. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean and the top is toasted and golden brown. Slightly increase the oven temperature if needed.
  10. Remove from the oven once ready and leave to cool down for 30 min before removing from the tin.
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe by Nirvana Cakery at