Winning combinations

Ketchup and chips, gravy and mash, hummus and crisps… there really have been some iconic (and quite frankly irresistible) culinary couplings throughout the years. After trying this cake, however, you’ll never forget to invite your new favourite pair – raspberry and almond – to a dinner party again. Set to impress guests, sweet toothed-partners and hungry children alike, this is one for the repertoire that won’t go unnoticed.

Thanks to plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, for sharing her recipe for the tantalising treat that is her Raspberry and Almond Cake, inspired by the notoriously sumptuous ingredients in our iconic Skin Feast and Smoothing Cleanser

Raspberry and Almond Cake Recipe

Makes: 20cm round cake (serves 10-12)Time: 50 minutes plus cooling 

Ingredients you’ll need:

230g plain flour

80g ground almonds

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp baking powder

250g plain vegan yoghurt

100g coconut or caster sugar

4 tbsp lemon juice

75ml (55g) sunflower oil

½ tsp vanilla essence

150g raspberries

25g flaked almonds

Icing sugar, to dust

Here’s how:

1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. In a second bowl, whisk together the yoghurt, sugar, lemon juice, sunflower oil and vanilla essence.

3. Pour the wet mix into the dry and stir to combine. Gently fold through 100g of raspberries and pour into the lined tin. Smooth over the top and press in the remaining raspberries and sprinkle over the flaked almonds.

4. Bake for 40 minutes, until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

5. Allow to cool fully and dust with icing sugar.

Don’t forget to share your pics with me on social media using #CLARETROPIC if you give this recipe a try!

Published by Natural self Clare

Mum, wife, daughter & friend. I`ve overcome child abuse, eating disorders and will always be a mental health warrior. Im also married to an amazing man, who suffered a emotional breakdown 5 years ago which resulted in social anxiety disorder (a battle he is beginning to win). I also have an amazing beautiful teen daughter who has high function autism. Mental health affects so many of us and manifests itself differently in each of us as we are all unique. Writing my thoughts down and practising self care every day has been my saving grace I hope with time, this blog will help anyone who needs support and allows me an outlet when my life becomes overwhelming. Feel free to comment anytime, as its important we all learn to share what we are dealing with and our misguided thinking. xoxo

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