Fa la la la la! It’s baking season and this cake was a success. After all all of us love cookies, and I’ve loads of these on the checklist. My individuals love a breakfast candy, and this has stood in for a easy dinner dessert now and again as effectively. I do know you all like to have a diffusion deliberate for vacation mornings, so hope this works for these of you gluten free of us. We at all times have candy rolls, however I’ll double up this 12 months since everybody favored this cake a lot. I’ll say it once more, like we do with the lemon loaf or banana bread, toasted for a couple of minutes for a little bit of a crisp edge is gorgeous.

I’ve made many dense gf baked items, however I’m beginning to determine the ratios. Eggs are essential for power, going all almond flour seems fairly dense, so I reduce it with superfine brown rice flour like I realized from Aran of Canelle et Vanille. Hugh is the gluten free one within the household, however I’ve discovered the youngsters don’t query a factor when it appears like cookies and cake and sugar. I added some swap strategies within the headnote.


Serves 6-8

This may very well be a part of a breakfast unfold or a dessert. It’s candy and seasonal however we nibbled at it most within the afternoon with a second (er, third) cup of espresso or tea. It has a great quantity of moisture, so it sits effectively at room temperature for a day or two, then needs to be stored coated within the fridge. Nice served with a dollop of plain yogurt within the morning or sweetened creme fraiche for dessert.

Dairy-free choice is to exchange the buttermilk with non-dairy milk with a squeeze of lemon juice – oat or almond each nice, coconut is a bit heavy. You don’t want it gluten free, exchange the almond and rice flours with 1 1/2 cups all function flour.

Not cranberry season? strive lemon blueberry or almond raspberry (exchange the vanilla with almond extract).


6 Tbsp. unsalted butter (vegan butter works nice!), room temperature
3/4 cup cane sugar
2 Tbsp. avocado or coconut oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk (or non-dairy milk with a squeeze of lemon juice)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
zest of 1 orange
1 cup almond flour
1 cup superfine brown rice flour (I purchase this one)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 cups (8 oz.) recent or frozen cranberries, roughly chopped

turbinado sugar, for ending

sweetened yogurt, for serving


Preheat the oven to 350’ and parchment line and butter a 8-9” cake pan.

In a stand mixer or with an electrical mixer, beat the butter and sugar collectively till fluffy. A minimum of 3 minutes. Add the eggs, buttermilk, maple, vanilla, orange zest and beat once more to include. Add the almond and rice flours, baking powder, salt and fold it a number of occasions. Add half the cranberries and fold once more. Switch it to your ready pan, sprinkle the remaining cranberries over high, swipe it all the way down to a fair layer, and sprinkle the highest generously with turbinado sugar.

Bake on the center rack for about 50 minutes, till examined within the middle and just a few crumbs (no batter!) come out with it. If the highest begins to get to brown, cowl it with a chunk of parchment or foil. Let the cake cool for at the least half-hour earlier than slicing. Serve with yogurt or sweetened creme fraiche.