01 May Blackberry Pineapple Cake | Vegan and Gluten Free

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Blackberry Pineapple Cake

Blackberry Pineapple Cake

Blackberry Pineapple Cake

 

 

 

Blackberry Pineapple Cake

 

Baking really is a science, especially when you get into vegan and gluten free baking.  I made this cake twice and both times it came out perfect, moist, and AMAZING.  Twice!  This was the second vegan, gluten free, cake I had baked that came out nicely (my Fudge Brownie Cupcakes also turned out wonderfully!), so I figured I had this vegan, gluten free, baking thing down!  Since I was now an expert master baker, I decided to experiment by adapting this recipe a little and making this cake with other gluten free flours.  Not only did I decide to experiment with the recipe, but I decided to do it during a time when my friend asked me to bake her a cake for a dessert competition her friend was having.  Not a good idea.

Katrina, if you are reading this…I WARNED you that I was not a baker!   There is a difference between a culinary chef and a pastry chef!

 

What Not To Do When Making This Recipe!

 

The cake was a disaster!  We couldn’t find the almond flour so I decided to use a bag of gluten free flour.  I mean, gluten free is gluten free, right?!!

WRONG!

All gluten free flours are NOT created equal and I had to learn this the hard way.  The cake literally could have been used as a brick to build a very sturdy wall.  That cake would have kept the wall or building up all by itself!  It was dry, extremely dense, flavorless….just horrible.

So please, readers….follow this recipe EXACTLY, unless you are an experienced vegan and gluten free baker.  You have been warned!

 

What If I Can’t Find Blackberries?

 

You can use pretty much any fruit you want and can even make this into little cupcakes, but don’t adapt the recipe too much.  When cooked correctly, this cake is moist and so flavorful.  The almonds give it a toasted flavor that goes ridiculously well with the sweet pineapple.

This cake is perfect for anytime of the year, but is especially wonderful as simple dessert on a nice spring/summer evening.

Give it a try and enjoy!

 

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Blackberry Pineapple Cake

Blackberry Pineapple Cake

 


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5 from 4 votes
Blackberry Pineapple Cake
Blackberry Pineapple Cake | Vegan and Gluten Free
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

An easy cake recipe that is delicious and healthy!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cake recipe, easy vegan cake recipe, easy vegan desserts, gluten free dessert, vegan desserts
Servings: 1 Cake
Author: Daytime Vegan
Ingredients
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 flax eggs 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds mixed with 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 cup assorted fruit for garnishment optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Use a little coconut oil to grease your 8 inch cake pan. Make sure your flax egg is already mixed and ready.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and flax eggs. Mix. Add the pineapple and blackberries. Mix throroughly.
  3. The mixture might seem too thick and you will feel the urge to add more liquid, but don't do this. Use the pictures in this blog post to reference how thick it looks when it's in the cake pan.
  4. Place the cake mixture into the cake pan.
  5. Bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until lightly browned on the outside and baked all way through. Check the cake every 15 minutes or so and cover the cake with tinfoil if it looks like it's getting burned.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Garnish the cake with an assortment of fresh fruit if you'd like. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Do NOT use gluten free flour in place of almond flour. I tried this and the recipe did not work well. It was a hard disgusting brick! Use almond flour!!

 

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22 Comments
  • Alice
    Posted at 18:31h, 01 May Reply

    God this just made me hungry! Absolutely stunning, going to hand this recipe over to my mother ASAP!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:20h, 01 May Reply

      lol, thank you! I hope she enjoys it.

  • Kristen Jones
    Posted at 21:52h, 01 May Reply

    Oh my goodness–this looks SO yummy! I’ m definitely saving this for later. I LOVE baking & it sounds perfect for a summertime dessert.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 22:28h, 01 May Reply

      Thank you! It’s the perfect summer dessert!

  • Christie Brown
    Posted at 01:31h, 02 May Reply

    Even just reading the words “blackberry pineapple cake” has me drooling. It sounds so sweet and Summery! I’m sorry you had some issues with your first attempt (sounds like me every time I try to bake something hahaha) but it happens to the best (and the worst) of us. 😛 I’m definitely keen to give this recipe a try! Following your instructions EXACTLY, that is. x

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:02h, 02 May Reply

      lol! I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve always struggled with baking! I hope you give the recipe a try!

  • Kate
    Posted at 01:34h, 02 May Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious. I cannot believe it is vegan and gluten free!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:00h, 02 May Reply

      lol, I know right. You wouldn’t know by tasting it! It’s amazing.

  • Sarah Paul
    Posted at 03:16h, 02 May Reply

    This sounds awesome and your pictures are incredible!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:00h, 02 May Reply

      Thank you!

  • Sabah B
    Posted at 05:58h, 02 May Reply

    I must say the pictures look beautiful! And of course mouthwatering but the cake looks too good to be eaten hahaha
    Hmmm pineapple cake! Never tried though… will do so on the weekend num num I‘m sure the taste is awesome!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 22:37h, 02 May Reply

      lol, I definitely ate it! Thank you.

  • fashionandstylepolice
    Posted at 15:17h, 02 May Reply

    This Blackberry Pineapple cake sounds very yummy. I will be trying my hands on this recipe. Wish me luck.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 22:38h, 02 May Reply

      Good luck! You can do it!

  • Chelsea Pearl
    Posted at 15:44h, 02 May Reply

    Mmmm my favorite fruit all in one yummy cake! I definitely need to try this out, I rarely bake but want to experiment with almond flour more.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 22:36h, 02 May Reply

      The almond flour makes this cake next level!

  • Shilpa Bindlish
    Posted at 00:38h, 03 May Reply

    That’s such a tempting cake ???? I’m not every god at baking but will try the recipe for sure.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 02:30h, 03 May Reply

      If I can do it, you definitely can! I used to be a horrible baker!

  • Lakisha
    Posted at 04:18h, 03 May Reply

    Any vegan cake is fine by me! Plus this looks super delicious ????

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 06:22h, 03 May Reply

      Thanks!

  • Tatyanna
    Posted at 14:54h, 03 May Reply

    This looks oh so goood! Plus you styled it beautifully if I may add!

    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:46h, 03 May Reply

      Thank you!

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