Spiced Ginger Date Cake (Gluten-Free)
Ginger and other spices? Good!
Gluten-free cakes that are still perfectly moist, airy, and light? Good!
Gluten-free spiced ginger date cakes that are perfectly moist, airy, light, and delicious? Impossible. Until now.
This cake: Gluten-Free Spiced Ginger Date Cake that's perfectly moist, airy, light, and delicious.
MIND EQUALS BLOWN
Yes, this cake is mind-blowing. And wholesome. And it also has no gluten, dairy, oil, or refined sugar.
Also, it's delicious. Or did I say that already?
The texture of this ginger cake is equal to or greater than the texture of a cake made with flour. That's a fact.
Another fact: This cake is super easy to make. Like throw-everything-in-a-food-processor-and-you're-done easy.
For those of you celebrate the Passover holiday, this is a perfect cake to make, cuz it's gluten-free. AND it doesn't have potato starch, an ingredient every other Passover cake seems to have.
For those of you who don't celebrate the Passover holiday, this is the perfect cake to make, cuz it's amazing. AND it doesn't have flour.
If you're still unsure about making this, just promise me you'll think about it. And, if after thinking about it, your conscious mind still isn't convinced to give this recipe a go, I hope your unconscious mind will send you a sudden urge to whip this cake up.
I've made this cake many times, and have used either almond meal or ground pecans in the recipe. Almond meal gives the cake a lighter, more neutral taste, and pecans give the cake a richer, more nutty flavor. Your choice. Or your pantry's.
SPICED GINGER DATE CAKE (GLUTEN-FREE)
Adapted from the Instagram account, @healthyalways
Yield: One 9-inch round cake
1 heaping cup dates (medjool are best)
2 cups almond meal or ground pecans
5 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup pecans, for decorating
Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and line a 9-inch round baking tin (a springform pan works great).
Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth. (If you want chunks of dates, mix a little less.)
Pour batter into pan and smooth top with spatula. Decorate with the pecans.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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