Cherry and Almond cake slices

This easy recipe is completely grain free and dairy free too. Lovely sliced into squares and enjoyed with a cup of tea .



Cherry and Almond slices

1 1/2 cups ground almonds

2 free range eggs

1 tsp almond essence

1 cup of halved or quartered glaće cherries  ( I use taste the difference morello cherries from Sainsbury ) or you could possibly try fresh pitted cherries

1/4 cup melted raw coconut oil ( or melted unsalted butter )

2 tbsp maple syrup ( I used Waitrose organic )

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

handful of flaked almonds


Pre heat oven 180c

Put the ground almonds and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl



Add the beaten eggs and melted coconut oil , almond essence and maple syrup

mix together

then add the cherries.

If using glaće cherries wash first and dry and sprinkle with a little ground almonds.

Spoon in to a small square cake tin.

Sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and pop in the oven.

I used an 8×8 square cake tin and lined with baking paper.

This makes thin cake slices, you could use a slightly smaller tin for a deeper slice.

baked very quickly

about 15mins check that it is completely cooked before removing from the oven.



I am constantly surprised by the amount of things that can be baked without using grains, Using ground nuts of all kinds is a healthy choice. Especially good for those with a gluten or wheat intolerance, Coeliac disease or Inflammatory Bowel disease.



There are now many books on the market about removing All grains from our diet.

Wheat Belly and Wheat belly cookbook by William Davis MD make interesting reading.

Happy Baking!