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Gluten Free Cherry Almond Cake

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple recipe for gluten free cherry almond cake is perfect for dessert or brunch. The easy cake is make from scratch using almond flour. It's simple to bake with fruit! I like to use frozen cherries, but you could also use fresh cherries. 



3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
1 cup Almond Flour
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
3 large Eggs
1 tsp. Almond Extract
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1 - 12 ounce bag Frozen Cherries
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with coconut oil or butter. Set aside.

In your stand mixer blend together the butter, almond flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract until smooth.

In a separate bowl whisk together the gluten free flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to your batter and mix until they are combined. 

Fold in the cherries with a spatula distributing them through the batter.

Pour the batter into your greased springform pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Carefully remove the cake from your oven and sprinkle the sliced almonds and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar on top. Bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cake and pan cool before removing the pans ring. Serve by itself or with vanilla ice cream.


I used frozen cherries in this recipe because they are available year round. This cake would also be perfect with fresh cherries while they're in season.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: gluten free, cake, baking, dessert, brunch, almond, cherries, fruit, simple, easy, from scratch, almond flour, almond extract