One of my family’s Christmas Day traditions is to enjoy this delicious grain-free Cranberry Orange Cake as the grand finale to our traditional family dinner.
So moist and delicious, this festive cake is the perfect ending to any holiday meal. And there’s no reason not to indulge, since it’s made using nutritious real food ingredients.
The sweet flavor and aroma of orange zest combined with tart-n-tangy cranberries is what makes this holiday dessert a real treasure! We hope this delightful cake becomes a much-anticipated family favorite in your home too!
Coconut Flour Cranberry-Orange Cake (GF, DF)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 cup Unsweetened *Coconut Milk
1/3 cup Honey (I prefer clover, due to it’s mild flavor)
7 large Eggs
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Orange Zest
1 cup fresh whole Cranberries (or thawed frozen)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using coconut oil, lightly grease a 9×9-inch baking dish, or a 9-inch deep-dish-style pie dish.
In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, baking soda and salt. (When measuring coconut flour, I use the standard “scoop and level” method for improved accuracy. Simply use a fork to fluff the coconut flour in the package. Then use the appropriate measuring cup to scoop the flour, and level the top using the flat end of a knife.)
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, blend together the coconut milk and honey. (*Be sure to use real coconut milk, not coconut milk non-dairy beverages. Pure coconut milk is essential for best results.)
Then, mix in the eggs, vinegar, vanilla and orange zest until mixture is thoroughly combined and slightly frothy.
Next, add the dry ingredients to the liquid mixture and mix about two minutes (scraping down the bowl as needed), until no lumps remain and batter begins to thicken. Fold in the cranberries. (If using thawed frozen cranberries, only include the berries and do not include the liquids that may occur when the berries thaw.)
Pour cake batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool completely. Then, drizzle with our favorite dairy-free Sweet Vanilla Glaze, if desired. (Or cake may be refrigerated overnight and then top with the glaze just before serving.) Enjoy!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Kelly at The Nourishing Home