I whipped this up for Mum’s birthday today and tastes just as moist and decadent as it looks!! This is the ultimate ‘free from’ cake as it is free from refined sugar, gluten, dairy and white flour. It can also be made vegan if you substitute the butter for coconut oil and the eggs for chia seeds (mix 1tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water until chia goes jelly). One tablespoon chia seeds = 1 egg.

The recipe is:

Preheat the Oven to 180C and put on setting ‘bake’

For the cake:


  • 2 cups ground almonds and walnuts (to a flour)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans, walnuts, almonds)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (or can use half melted coconut oil/half melted butter)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tblsp pure maple syrup/coconut sugar
  • 1tbsp coconut flour (can sub buckwheat flour/other flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


Combine eggs, butter, almond milk, sultanas, pure maple syrup, carrots and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl mix the ground nuts, chopped nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut flour, baking powder and salt

Combine the two mixtures and lay in two lined cake tins (about 10cm length)

Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when you spike the cake

For the Frosting


  • 1/2 raw soaked cashews
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch salt
  • splash of almond milk


Whizz all the ingredients in a high speed blender until the mixture is runny and consistent (if it’s too runny leave put in fridge until it sets a little)

For the Decorating:


  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Chopped nuts


Wait until both cakes are cool before spreading a layer of frosting and sliced strawberries on one of the cakes

Place the other cake on top of the frosted one and apply a layer of frosting to this cake

Place the remaining strawberries on the top of the cake in a circular shape

Sprinkle nuts, blueberries, raspberries and nuts around the strawberries

ENJOY!!! xxx