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RECIPE. Carob Almond Vanilla Cake

Delectably good on its own or magical with carob buttercream, this simple yet classic dessert is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free. 
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: Carob Cakes
Servings: 6
Author: The Australian Carob Co.

Ingredients

CAROB ALMOND VANILLA CAKE

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsps The Australian Carob Co. Roasted or Raw Carob Powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 pcs large eggs, beaten
  • 2 pcs egg whites, whipped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

CAROB BUTTERCREAM

  • 1 whole Carob Buttercream, (follow the ingredients on the page)
  • 1 cup wild Canadian blueberries
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

FOR THE CAROB ALMOND VANILLA CAKE

  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease two 6-inch round cake pans or one 8-inch round cake pan with butter or olive oil.
  • In a medium-size bowl, combine the beaten eggs, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the almond flour, carob powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Mix thoroughly.
  • Then add the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix well until well-incorporated and no large lumps remain.
  • Once fully combined, fold in the whipped egg whites using the cut and fold technique. The batter should be thick but pourable.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared cake pans and bake on a center rack for 35-40 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the edges and surface appear golden brown. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes in the cake pans. To remove from pans, run a dull knife (careful not to scratch/damage the side of the pans) around the edge of the pans to loosen the cakes. Then place a plate or cooling rack on top and quickly invert. Let cool completely before frosting.
  • Store cake in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

FOR FROSTING

  • Follow the Carob Buttercream instructions.
  • Fold in the blueberries, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  • Start frosting the cake based on your preferred cake design.*

Notes

  1. Cool completely before frosting with Carob Buttercream.
  2. The appearance and sweetness of the cake will depend on the type of carob powder that you use. Roasted carob powder tends to have a sweeter and darker in color profile. Raw carob powder lends a delicately sweet and slightly less dark in color profile. Whichever you decide to choose, just know that both taste amazingly good!
  3. For photography purposes, we stacked two 6" carob almond vanilla cake and designed the top part with fresh berries.