Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake with Fruits and Banana-Cashew Cream

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake with Fruits Tort fara gluten de vanilie

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This is an amazing gluten-free vanilla cake recipe, topped with fresh fruits and covered in a delicious, sweet banana-cashew cream frosting! This gluten-free vanilla cake recipe is dairy-free, but the crust contains eggs.

Heeey! So good to be back! I missed cooking and writing on the blog. I had a super short vacation and a mini-getaway last weekend. I went to the seaside and took a break from all the work, stress and school stuff. I wanted to share with you this gluten-free vanilla cake recipe last Wednesday, but I was a little bit lazy. Sorry.

Here are some photos from our trip to Vama Veche! :) Hehe…we had a lot of fun and the weather was just perfect! The food was kind of crappy, oh well…*vegan problems*…but we drank a lot instead :D

seaside vama veche road

The first pic is at 7 o’clock in the morning, on our way to Vama Veche. It was so foggy and I was kind of sad, worrying that the weather will not be on our side. The second photo is on our way back home. I love those canola fields!

vama veche seaside beach

These were taken as soon as we arrived! The weather changed completely! Sunny, a little bit windy, but perfect nonetheless!

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About this….AWESOME cake recipe! I’m not going to be modest at all, this was delicious! Can you believe this was my first baked cake…ever?! I only made raw vegan cakes so far and this was kind of new to me. I made this amazing gluten-free vanilla cake recipe for my mother’s birthday last week and it was a huge success!

Unfortunately the recipe is not vegan, as it contains eggs. For the cake crust, I used the Gluten-Free Sweet Bread recipe. I am new to baking and especially gluten-free baking, so I didn’t want it to turn into a huge mess. By the way, if you have a tested gluten-free sweet bread recipe without eggs, please do tell! Also, I don’t know how to replace sugar in baked goodies. The frosting is sugar-free, but the crust isn’t. I’ve heard of dates sugar, which is super-healthy, but I can’t find it here in Romania. Do you know any other healthy replacements for sugar in baked stuff? Pretty please let me know, I’d love to get rid of sugar for good!

Anyway, the creamy frosting is dairy-, sugar-, egg-free and it is actually raw! It was delicious! The semi-sweet taste with lemon and vanilla flavor, goes great with fresh fruits!

This is one of my favorite gluten-free cakes by far! I’ll make another gluten-free/dairy-free cake recipe for Costin’s nameday at the end of this month. This time I’ll try something with chocolate. :D

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Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake with Fruits and Banana-Cashew Cream
 
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This is an amazing gluten-free vanilla cake recipe, topped with fresh fruits and covered in a delicious, sweet banana-cashew cream!
Serves: 1 gluten-free vanilla cake (25x25cm)
Ingredients
  • 200g Dr. Schar Mix C gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil + more for greasing the tray
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of sea salt
Frosting
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight or for at least 1 hour
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • one lemon's juice
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsps honey, or other healthy sweetener of choice
Syrup and other ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ glass water
  • fruits: 2 kiwis, 10 strawberries, 1 tangerine
  • ½ cup almond flakes
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven at 356F/180C.
  2. Grease the sweet bread tray with some oil. The sizes of my tray are approx. 10cm x 30cm.
  3. Separate egg yolks from the egg whites.
  4. Whisk egg whites until foamy. Add sea salt.
  5. Whisk egg yolks with sugar, oil, vanilla extract and baking powder. Slowly add flour and incorporate. Add foamy egg white. Mix using a spatula.
  6. Pour the composition in the greased tray.
  7. Put it in the oven and let it bake for 45-50 minutes.
Frosting:
  1. Add all ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth and creamy. If you don't have a very powerful food processor, add cashews first and process until smooth, then add the rest of the ingredients.
Syrup:
  1. Combine honey with water.
Assembly:
  1. Slice cake crust in two. It may have a small bump on the top, so slice that too. The layers should be smooth and straight.
  2. Put one cake layer on a cake platter. Slowly pour syrup evenly on top of it. Use half the quantity.
  3. Add some frosting. Spread evenly. Add some sliced fruits.
  4. Cover with the other cake layer. Add syrup all over it, like you did before.
  5. Spread the frosting all over the cake, on top and on sides. Use a blunt knife to spread it evenly.
  6. Decorate with fruits on top and almond flakes on the sides.

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Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake with Fruits and Banana-Cashew Cream was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by Ruxandra

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8 Comments on “Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake with Fruits and Banana-Cashew Cream”

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  2. Gabriela Sandu

    Arata demential tortul! Sanatos si colorat cum ii sta bine unui dulce bun. Tocmai mi-ai dat o idee pentru un tortulet raw :). Iti multumesc!
    Cat despre indulcitor, ai incercat pana acum zaharul de cocos? Are un indice glicemic mai bun decat zaharul normal, procesul de productie e mai natural si isi mai pastreaza din nutrienti. Eu il folosesc cand am nevoie. Din pacate si despre el sunt multe pro si contra…Alti indulcitori naturali de care am auzit, dar nu am folosit pana acum sunt stevia si xilitolul (http://www.beorganic.ro/products/Xylitol-250gr.html).
    Numai bine!

    1. Ruxandra

      Multumesc! :D Intradevar se poate face raw super usor. Nu stiam de zahar de cocos. Suna tare bine. Chiar il voi testa. Stevia nu e prea ok pentru dulciuri. Eu o folosesc doar pt indulcit ceaiul sau alte lichide. Are un gust un pic artificial, sau asa mi se pare mie. De xilitol am auzit insa nu l-am testat. Mersi mult de tot pentru sfaturi! :D

      1. Gabriela Sandu

        Buna Ruxandra,
        tocmai mi-am achizitionat rapadura (http://www.rapunzel.ro/indulcitori-bio/produs-bio-zahar-bio-rapadura-din-trestie-integral-rapunzel). L-am luat de curiozitate sa vad cum e, si mi se pare super bun, mai ales ca tot ce am citit despre el sunt lucruri bune. Are un gust bun de caramel ca si zaharul de cocos. Poate fi folosit cu succes in locul zaharului obisnuit, singurul inconvenient ar fi ca coloreaza, deci nu-l pot folosi ca indulcitor in preparate albe :(

        1. Ruxandra

          Am folosit mai demult rapadura dar ai dreptate din pacate coloreaza. L-am folosit in prajiturile cu cacao deci nu m-a deranjat. Mai luasem si un zahar cu ff multa melasa. Era negru aproape si foarte lipicios. Din pacate pe ala nu l-am putut folosi in nimic. Imi facea prajiturile negre :)) O sa testez zaharul de cocos, sper sa fie bun :)

  3. Anca

    Trebuie sa incerc reteta cat mai curand.. imi ploua in gura :) Imi spui si mie cand gasesti o solutie pt inlocuirea zaharului. Si eu ma lupt cu asta!

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