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layered almond cake with whipped cream and berries

Berries and Almond Cake

  • Author: Rosana
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Delicious and easy to make gluten-free Berries and Almond Cake made with almond flour and topped with maple whipped cream and seasonal berries.



For the Cake

  • 2 cups Blue Diamond Almond Flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups mixed berries, such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

For the Maple Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tbsp confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


For the Almond Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottom of 2 6-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and grease the sides with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, almond extract, sugar and lemon zest, whisking until everything is fully incorporated. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until there aren’t clumps remaining.
  4. Fold in the melted and cooled coconut oil. Divide the batter evenly amongst the 2 cake pans, you can use a scale for precise weights.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

For the Maple Whipped Cream

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the cold heavy cream on high, for about 4 minutes until thickened. Add the confectioners sugar and maple and whisk until incorporated.

Assemble the Cake

  1. Place one cake layer on cake stand. Top with maple whipped cream and mixed berries (either full or chopped). Add the second layer and repeat process. Serve immediately!


Blue Diamond Almond Flour is available in select stores nationwide and online at For more information, visit their website.

Keywords: almond cake, gluten free cake, berries and almond cake