Desserts/ Gluten Free/ Paleo/ Vegetarian

Gingerbread Cake – Gluten Free

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This is so moist and tasty it cannot be good for you…but it’s Gluten Free Diva, so go ahead, cut yourself a large piece!    It has all my favourite ingredients, almond flour, coconut flour and coconut milk added to the traditional gingerbread spices. Yummy. 
I decorated mine with some lemon flavoured cream, but it’s fine without any topping…Or add your own topping of choice..perhaps serve with a side of cream…or some kind of hot sauce….sorry, just drooled over my keyboard…Just typing out this recipe made me want to have another piece…oh dear…


1/2 cup honey

1/2 coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut milk

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, stir the honey and oil together until the honey is near  creamed or is beginning to have a “grainy” appearance.
  • Stir in the coconut milk, eggs, vanilla, and spices.
  • In a separate small bowl, incorporate the flours and baking soda and fold into the wet ingredients.
  • Blend well and stir out any lumps.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • When the cake is done, it should have the characteristic colour of gingerbread and should spring
    back when touched and/or when a knife comes out clean from the centre.
  • Cool the cake before slicing.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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  • Reply
    October 9, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Do you know a good substitution in this recipe for the eggs?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      October 10, 2019 at 9:55 am

      Perhaps a flaxseed gel?

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    d'liteful cravings
    November 26, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I.WANT.TO.EAT.THIS! Looks divine Ms Diva! How did you get your hands on coconut flour? Locally or overseas?

    • Reply
      Angie C
      November 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks is lovely and moist! I get my coconut flour from Amazon, but have heard today that Willowvale Organics (they sell gluten free products at the Ripe Food Market at the Dubai Garden centre)..will be stocking coconut flour by the end of this year!

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    November 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Is Almond flour the same as Almond meal? I make a great cake with almond meal and it is also lovely and moist it keeps really well.

    My son has just been tested for Coeliac so I am looking at how to bake without using flour. I love the look of this recipe and also the pizza recipe. I am going to keep looking through your site.

    Thank you

    • Reply
      Angie C
      November 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Hi, no, Almond flour is basically ground blanched almonds, almond meal is ground almonds with their skin on. Hope you enjoy the pizza recipe!

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    November 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Nice.. keep updated..

  • Reply
    Angie C
    November 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Anja, so glad you like it! I found myself even eating it for breakfast, I enjoyed it so much! As long as you link back to this site, you can post it on your marvellous blog!

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    Anja @ AnjasFood4Thought
    November 24, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I made this cake, it’s exactly like you describe it: moist, yummy, healthy and Christmassy. This will be my staple cake to bring to Christmas parties. I like it so much that I would like to post it on my blog. Would you give me permission? I’d link back to you of course!

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