Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes to 1 hour
Allergy Information: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Can make Vegan (see below)
- 200g ground almonds
- 150g Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, melted
- 140g Lucy Bee Coconut Sugar
- 150g gluten free self raising flour
- 3 eggs*
- 250g raspberries (either fresh or frozen)
- 3 tbsp. flaked almonds
- NOTE: *for a vegan option, replace the eggs with 3 tbsp. milled flaxseed mixed with 9 tbsp. water in a cup. Leave to stand for up to 10 minutes to allow it to swell to the right consistency
- Preheat the oven to 180 C, 350 F, gas mark 4.
- Base-line and grease a deep 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
- Mix the ground almonds, Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, Lucy Bee Coconut Sugar, flour, and eggs (or vegan option milled flaxseed and water paste) in a food processor or use hand whisk until well combined.
- NOTE: at this point you could roll the mixture together and cover it in clingfilm (as you would pastry) and leave it in the fridge. It will keep for a couple of days before bringing to room temperature and then using.
- Spread half the mix over the cake tin and smooth over the top.
- Scatter the raspberries over, then dollop the remaining cake mixture on top and roughly spread - you might find this easier to do with your fingers.
- Scatter with flaked almonds and bake for 50 minutes to an hour, until golden and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. If using frozen raspberries, I've found this recipe needs an hour.
- Cool to remove from the tin. Store in an airtight container.
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