This cake is light and sweet, perfect with a cup of tea. The raspberries and the almonds go together so wonderfully. The best part about this cake is that it's made in a 6" round pan, and it serves four. So when you're in the mood for a sweet little cake, but you don't want an entire cake sitting around (it's a dangerous thing), this is just the thing to make. It's a cinch to come together, too!
I was really excited to use some of the whey that I strained out from making my own greek yogurt in place of the buttermilk in this recipe. I just couldn't throw it away, so I felt pretty resourceful in using it for this.. and I am very low on my buttermilk powder that I have, so that saved me scraping out the last of the container, as well.
For the glaze, I used the remaining icing from my gluten free cut-out cookies with just a splash of almond extract. Perfection. While this cake is a little sweet for my tastes to be considered breakfast or brunch fare, I'm sure no one would complain if you were to make it as such..
Raspberry Almond Tea Cake
adapted from The Fromagette
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour (or almond meal)
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 T butter, softened
1/4 cup buttermilk (or whey)
1 t vanilla
In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Lightly toss in the raspberries, and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk (or whey), and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Slowly pour in the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Pour the batter into a parchment lined 6" round cake pan.
Bake at 350ºF for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, and then remove it by inverting it on a plate. Place on serving plate. Spread the glaze on top and allow to drip down the edges.
For the glaze:1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup instant dry milk
1/4 t vanilla
1/4 t almond extract
berries, for color/speckling