honey almond cake recipe

Honey Almond Orange Cake with Strawberries Recipe #goodcookcom‪ #‎goodcookkitchenexprt ‪#‎KitchenDrawerContest #glutenfree

Honey Almond Orange Cake Recipe

With the flavors of summer coming – it’s easy to integrate them in a cake and make a pretty impressive dessert. Good Cook asked us to make a recipe highlighting some of the products we received from their Kitchen Drawer Promotion and all I could think was to bring in some great citrus and berry flavors. And of course – this cake is not only easy to make, but also gluten free!

Honey Almond Orange Cake

When Good Cook told us we could choose our 15 kitchen items to put in our drawer, we were given a list of 215 items and told to “choose wisely”. What we weren’t told was we would have to make a dish and use at least seven of the items! Had I known then, I may have selected a few different items. But I didn’t and that’s part of the fun of this challenge. To come up with a recipe that could use seven of my items… that was definitely a challenge!

I named my drawer “Dexter’s Bouquet” – a friend laughed when she saw all of the knives I put in my drawer, and noted I had received my “Dexter Kit”. Well, I’m not going to turn that down! I love knives, I swear they’re one of the most important things in your kitchen. Having a good selection of different knives is important to any home chef. Plus the bright pop colors of the non-stick knives could almost be flowers right? 🙂

So what did I put in my drawer?

  • Fine Edge Chef Knife 6″ – A smaller chef knife than I’m use to, but great for all purpose cutting and chopping. A great go to knife for making dinner to a general snack
  • Fine Edge Santoku Knife 5″ – Another kitchen standard! The Santoku knives mean easier cutting, and the channels mean no sticking.
  • Nonstick Santoku Knife w/Cover – Colorful, has a safety cover and is great for chopping meat, cheese or anything that will usually stick to a knife.
  • Nonstick Utility Knife w/Cover – What can I say – I love the color! Plus the serrated edge makes cutting flesh of vegetables and other things easy and quick.
  • Nonstick Paring Knife w/Cover -Everyone needs a good paring knife. They’re great for quick snacks, and on fruits and veggies. Honestly the best tool to peel an orange too!
  • Nonstick Sandwich Knife w/Cover – Besides being super cute to look at, this knife cuts through fresh bread, veggies and meat and doesn’t hesitate. You wont squish your bread just to cute your sandwich!
  • Nonstick Chef Knife w/Cover – All of the good qualities of a chef knife with a great non-stick coating. It’s great for any meal prep you may have!
  • 5pc Prep Bowl Set – Perfect for prep work or measuring things out before you start cooking. Inside there are even measuring lines that make it easy to just pour and be ready to go!
  • Plastic Colander – Double handled, bright white and easy to wash your greens, berries and more! Great for hot or cold draining.
  • Spatula Spreader – Spreading your frosting, peanut butter and more has never been easier. It’s small enough to fit in jars, and sturdy enough to spread thick frosting.
  • Santoku Knife, 5.25IN – Another go to knife for meat, cheese, veggies and more. Soft non-slip handle makes it easy to work with while chopping and slicing.
  • Santoku Knife, 7IN – A larger version of the Santoku knife – one of my favorites with its non-stick blade and comfortable handle.
  • Fine Zester Grater  – I’ve found a need for zesting a lot lately, fresh fruits and even vegetables. It’s also great for making great chocolate shreds for toppings on desserts!
  • Meat Thermometer – Having an accurate meat thermometer is important for health issues. But I love that this has a large read out face. Big and sturdy, it’s great for any dinner where you have make sure the meat temperature is perfect.
  • Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer 2.5 in – Great for straining small things like tea. You can dip it into something and pull it out. Or you can use it as a duster for desserts or cocoa.

Time to get cooking! Check out the Good Cook kitchen drawer items in action!

Honey Almond Orange Cake

Honey Almond Orange Cake 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups finely ground Almond Flour or Meal
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • Juice from half of 1 Orange
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

Honey Almond Orange Cake

Directions:

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan and spray the inside with cooking grease.

Honey Almond Orange Cake

Step 2: 

In your mixer, combine your eggs, honey, fresh orange zest.

Cut your orange in half and squeeze the juice into the mixer bowl. Continue to mix until smooth.

Honey Almond Orange Cake

Step 3: 

In a medium sized bowl mix together your almond flour, salt and baking powder.  Whisk together.

Slowly add the dry mixture to your mixing bowl until all ingredients are well combined .

Step 4: 

Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake is done and a tester comes out of the center clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting on a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1 hour before frosting Honey Almond Orange Cake

Now it’s time to make the toppings!

First cut the stem end off of your strawberries with your paring knife.

Honey Almond Orange Cake

You will need about 1/2 a box worth. Make sure you wash them and strain them.

Set aside and let them dry. If they aren’t dry by the time you need them, pat them down with some paper towel.

Honey Almond Orange Cake

Frosting time! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Tbsp Butter, Room Temperature
  • 4 Tbsp Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Milk

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together with an electric mixer. Scrape down the sides and your mixture is smooth and easily spreadable.
  2. Spread on cooled cake.

Honey Almond Orange Cake

Top your cake!

  1. Slice your berries thinly and lay them out over the cream cheese frosting on the cake.
  2. Using your small strainer dust some granulated sugar on top of your berries. This isn’t needed – BUT it helps the berries release their juices and flavors a bit more.

Honey Almond Orange Cake

This cake is moist, and the berries and cream cheese frosting make it perfect for tea, parties or just a snack in general! It was easy to make and the Good Cook tools made it even easier. It’s not filled with gluten or processed sugars (or at least compared to other cakes!)

Do you need a kitchen drawer update? My new tools are great for making any meal, dessert and more! What can’t you do with those tools?

Remember Good Cook has their Build Your Kitchen Drawer Contest from June 2nd to July 14th. You can win daily prizes, enter to win the 15 tools you “put in your drawer!” and even enjoy 25% off site wide during the whole contest.

As much as I love all of the knives, my favorite item out of the 15 I chose would be the 5 piece prep bowl set. It’s easy to get my ingredients ready and measured before I start baking. What would you put in your drawer? Look for the “Add me” button on the 2nd and start building your drawer! Imagine what you could make!

Honey Almond Orange Cake with Strawberries Recipe #goodcookcom‪ #‎goodcookkitchenexprt ‪#‎KitchenDrawerContest #glutenfree

Honey Almond Orange Cake with Strawberries Recipe #goodcookcom‪ #‎goodcookkitchenexprt ‪#‎KitchenDrawerContest #glutenfree

Ingredients

  • 3 cups finely ground Almond Flour or Meal
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • Juice from half of 1 Orange
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan and spray the inside with cooking grease.
  2. In your mixer, combine your eggs, honey, fresh orange zest.
  3. Cut your orange in half and squeeze the juice into the mixer bowl. Continue to mix until smooth.
  4. In a medium sized bowl mix together your almond flour, salt and baking powder. Whisk together.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture to your mixing bowl until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake is done and a tester comes out of the center clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting on a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1 hour before frosting
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