Isn’t this a beauty? Even with New Years resolutions and goals to finally lose those 15 lbs you do need a little sweet now and then, right? Especially when you got something healthy and gluten-free going.
Dr. Tae Yun Kim is not into having people deprive themselves, or never touch anything sweet ever again. She knows that is not realistic for 99.999% of the population. So Dr. Tae Yun Kim set out to create a cake that’s so delicious, yet at the same time very healthy for you.
We talked about the health benefits of Seabuckthorn in my last post. Once again, 1/4 cup of the flour was included into the batter. The basic batter comes from my dear friend Shirley and you can see the recipe right here.
Usually, I double the recipe because, well, because there are plenty of eaters around that if I only made one batch it would disintegrate the minute it comes out of the oven, and I do need time to set up and take pictures. So…..
Dr. Tae Yun Kim also likes to use the bounty of the land, and especially the healthy gifts mother nature provided. So not only did blueberries get to jump into the batter, (a good 2 cups of fresh ones) but also about a cup of Madrone berries that had been soaked in Vodka for a couple of months. Madrone berries have been used by Native Americans for centuries, to make use against stomach cramps and pains and to help with skin irritations of all sorts. They provide vitamins and minerals in the winter when not much else in the cold, snowy woods is available.
To make this cake, double the recipe mentioned above, but instead of all gluten-free basic flour, use half almond flour and half the basic gluten free flour. For the sugar we always use the raw organic turbinado sugar, and that is why the cake comes out a little darker. Dr. Tae Yun Kim raises her own chickens, so no worries about the quality of the eggs.
The berries were folded in at the very end, very carefully to not smash them. If you don’t have any Madrone berries you can add some dried cranberries that you can soak in brandy or vodka or a couple of hours.
The result? Deeeeee-licious! Give it a try and see if you agree!