Sunday, July 17, 2011

Whole Grain Strawberry-Almond Cake


This weekend was perfect. Friday night we cooked out with friends. The man-friend made garlic bread on the grill and we enjoyed various meats and accompaniments. Saturday we went to the beach after enjoying delicious fresh-fruit smoothies. In the evening we went into town for dinner at one of our favorite places and after being encouraged to grab a drink by the Seaport, I was surprised with tickets to see Huey Lewis at the pavillion.


Like I said, perfect. Just like summer strawberries. I.can’t.get.enough.


{Whole Grain Strawberry-Almond Cake}

  • 1/2 c spelt flour
  • 1 c buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 c steel cut oats (you could use old fashioned)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1 c strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 c soy milk (or any other milk of your choice)
  • 1 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 T coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 c agave-maple syrup (honey or maple syrup fine too)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 t almond extract
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 T sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 375. Generously grease 8x8 baking dish (or line with parchment).

Whisk milk, applesauce, soy milk, agave-maple syrup and chia seeds together.

Combine all dry ingredients, except for the strawberries, and add to wet mixture.

Gently fold in strawberries. Pour batter into prepared dish. Sprinkle top with sliced almonds.

Bake for 30 minutes, cake is done when a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool completely before removing  from dish.

Store cake in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

*Serves 8-12


I ate a second piece topped with reduced balsamic. Delicious. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

What are some great recipes using strawberries you’ve tried this season?


  1. this cake sounds delicious and I am glad you had a great weekend!

  2. Sounds like a nice little weekend! I heart Huey Lewis - ha. That cake looks yummy!


  3. There is no ingredient here that I don't absolutely love! And thank you, because I've had an almost-full jar of coconut oil for the past six months and keep forgetting to use it. Will have to make this asap!

  4. That sounds like one fabulous weekend! And it makes me so happy that you ended it with an equally fabulous dessert.

  5. oh man that looks good, and sounds healthy! double-good. i feel a little like you put me to shame over on my blog lol. i brag about the one thing i bake all month and here you are cooking up a storm! i love it. and it all looks amazingly delicious.

    its also really cool to see your blog growing and you adding so many new features :) happy weekend friend and i swear one of these days i need to get around to stealing some of your recipes.

  6. this cake looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!! great blog! :) Love Disney too!