A Baking Miracle

Look at that cake! It is perfect! And I do believe it’s the first time I have ever baked anything that didn’t end up mangled in some way. Whether I use the wrong pan, don’t grease the pan enough, drop the finished product, something always goes wrong. Not this time!

After making my pizza crust with almond meal a few weeks ago, I have become pretty obsessed with the nutrient dense product. It’s not too expensive, and while I love regular flour, it’s nice to have the added protein once in awhile.

After buying a new bag of almond meal at TJ’s, I started browsing the web for a breakfast type cake/quick bread I could make with the almond meal and found a simple recipe for a banana almond meal cake.

almond meal cake

I knew it had to be a Bundt cake because I wanted to use the Bundt cake I got for my birthday. Whenever I say/write Bundt, I think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Smile

bundt pan

The original recipe can be found on this beautiful blog. It all started with some rapidly ripening bananas.


And of course almond meal. I also used a half cup of whole wheat flour.

almond meal

The recipe also includes a half cup of yogurt;; I used my favorite, Fage 2%. It did not include cacao nibs, but I added them for a cocoa crunch and some added antioxidants.

cacao nibs

The batter was incredibly simple to make, but my non-stick pan was the real star in this baking effort. As you can see from the first picture, it came out of the pan so perfectly. And to make it even better, the cake is delicious. It’s really more like a banana bread. I’ve been eating it for breakfast topped with more Greek yogurt. Yum.

almond meal cake

And so we come to the end of yet another crazy work week. I am NJ bound to spend the weekend with my mom and sister. If you are celebrating a mom, aunt, grandma, or other special woman (or yourself!) this weekend, enjoy.

What are your weekend plans?

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Tags: baking, bananas, bread, cake, healthy, recipe

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    That bundt cake does look beautiful! And I just laughed out loud thinking about that scene in MBFGW. I think your cake looks good without a plant. :-)


  2. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Cake looks delicious – love the ingredients! Have a great weekend!


  3. Megan’s avatar

    Love that scene in MBFGW! The cake looks beautiful, and I love the addition of cacao nibs.

    We’re going to pick out linens for the wedding tomorrow and running some other errands. Nothing too exciting.


  4. Daisy’s avatar

    this cake looks so perfect. i’m proud!

    have fun in NJ! I’m off to bridal shower number two in central mass and then back to the city to celebrate with my mom and my sister as well!


  5. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    I have a bag of almond meal sitting in my freezer and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. Looks delicious!


  6. Raija’s avatar

    looks so good!!


  7. Eric’s avatar

    so delicious! – stayed moist and wonderful all week.


  8. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    I need to track down this almond meal at TJs pronto! This definitely looks like a baking success!


  9. Molly Galler’s avatar

    I always think of the aunt in my Big Fat Greek Wedding too! Congrats on the perfect bundt!


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