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Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Healthy Food, Recipes | 0 comments

5-Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cake with Pomegranate Glaze

5-Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cake with Pomegranate Glaze

How does a 5 ingredient gluten free almond cake with pomegranate glaze sound to you right now.  Pretty good, right? Just because you’re on a diet – for health, for weight loss, for specific condition management – it doesn’t mean you can’t eat something you’ll really enjoy.  In fact, having tasty foods that you look forward to and thoroughly love makes it far easier to stick to a healthy eating plan.

Celiac Can’t Get in the Way of This Delicious Treat

If you have celiac disease, then that can become much trickier. However, when you have recipes like this 5 ingredient gluten free almond cake with pomegranate glaze. This is a delicious treat you’ll love to make as much as you’ll love eating it. After all, it’s not complex, it doesn’t require you to have anything in your pantry that is difficult to get, and you don’t need a lot of time to whip it together.

It’s always such a relief to be able to enjoy a delicious dessert when you have celiac disease. After all, so many of the baked goods out there all contain gluten.  When you try to research options that you can actually eat, what you find can often contain huge lists of ingredients, many of which you’ve never even heard of before.

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cake with Pomegranate Glaze

For a healthy indulgence, this incredibly easy, 5 ingredient gluten free almond cake is made extra special with the addition of a pink pomegranate glaze. Here’s all you’ll need.  Just five items in the cake itself, plus only two for that glaze.

5 Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cake Ingredients

3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature

3 large egg whites, at room temperature

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

pinch fine sea salt

2 cups almond flour or almond meal

Pomegranate Glaze Ingredients

3 1/4 cups powdered sugar

6 tablespoons pomegranate juice

Directions for the Cake

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray, line with parchment paper, and almond meal or flour.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and all but 2 tbsp of the sugar. Whisk until the yolks become thick and pale in color, about 1 minute. Whisk in the vanilla extract and the salt and set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the 6 egg whites with a hand mixer on medium speed until they turn opaque, about 1 minute.

Sprinkle in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat the egg whites until they hold medium peaks.

With a flexible rubber spatula, stir in about 1/4 of the egg whites to the egg yolk mixture (no need to be gentle here). Scrape the remaining egg whites over the yolks, and about half of the almond flour.

Gently fold them into the yolks, but only partially.

While the mixture still has a few streaks of white left, add the remaining almond flour and fold in very gently until you have a homogeneous batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and shimmy until the batter is level.

Bake the cake for about 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and springy to the touch. Let the hot cake cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then run a butter knife along the edges of the cake pan.

Invert the cake pan onto the rack, remove the sides and bottom, and peel away the parchment paper. Turn the cake right side up and allow to cool completely.

Directions for the Glaze

While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and pomegranate juice in a large bowl until smooth.

Once cooled, place the cake on a serving plate and drizzle with glaze. Serve immediately.

Enjoy Your 5 Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cake with Pomegranate Glaze

This is the perfect option to serve at dinner parties or even at kids’ celebrations when one of your guests can’t have gluten in his or her diet. This is a go-to option for family dinners that bring everyone together because all the family members can enjoy the same dessert.

This 5 ingredient gluten free almond cake with pomegranate glaze is also a great option to bring to a potluck or to a friend’s place when you’ve been asked to contribute to the dinner. Just make sure you’ll be able to prepare the glaze and drizzle at the last minute to make it the most enjoyable.  In a pinch, you can always use a microwave to warm the juice for the glaze.  Just be sure to stop the microwave and whisk the glaze in 20 second intervals to achieve the texture you want.

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