This Almond Cake With Grapes is so moist and light, you’ll fall in love. It’s full of flavor, not too sweet and gluten free.
What in the world does a 12 year boy dress as for Halloween? It’s been a struggle for the past month for my son to figure this out. He’s not quite old enough to give up on Halloween yet and he certainly doesn’t want to. However, most of the costumes are for babies (his words).
So, I finally pinned him down this morning and forced him to decide. I am not about to be running around on Friday night to every Party City within a 40 mile radius of my house. So, drumroll please…he’s going to be an alien agent. Perfect! Not too scary, not too babyish and mom doesn’t have to make anything. There’s some green face paint involved but I can handle that. Check that box.
My daughter is going to be a flapper and my youngest son is going as Tom Brady; with a deflated ball. Maybe I’ll even paint a dimple on his chin. No offense Tom, we love you, but it’s too funny to pass up.
I have said this a lot lately, but I am getting ready for the holidays and I know you guys are too. Pinterest is already starting to get jam packed with holiday goodies and Christmas gift guides. I am on it and will have both out for you over the next few months.
For example, this Almond Cake With Grapes. This is a great cake to bring to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It travels well, stays moist and tastes delicious.
I’ve never made a cake with grapes before, but it works. Sometimes you don’t want a super sweet cake with one inch of buttercream piled high. Sometimes you want to be a bit more sophisticated! This is it. The almond flour creates a light, fluffy and moist cake and the grapes add a pop of sweetness. The powdered sugar topping makes it just sweet enough.
This is a great dessert when you want something a bit lighter after a huge filling meal. Feel free to replace the grapes with fresh berries of your choice or chocolate chips. I added almond flavoring, but you can substitute vanilla if that’s too much almond for you. Imagine – a dessert packed with protein and fiber from the almond flour. It’s almost good for you!
This recipe was modified from this Almond Cake with Mixed Berries by Tara Stevens in Food and Wine.
- 2 1/4 cups almond flour (I use Honeyville)
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup red, seedless grapes (I did not slice in half, but you can)
- 1 tsp almond flavoring
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 325°.
- Spray a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray. You can also use a springform pan.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
- In a stand electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar for about 10 minutes. The mixture should get very thick. Add the almond flavoring.
- Gently fold in the flour mixture in two batches. Add the grapes and stir just until blended. Do not over mix.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- When fully cool dust with powdered sugar and garnish with grapes.
Tell me…what are you going to be for Halloween?