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Kumara and Boysenberry Cake – Gluten Free

December 9, 2015

Here’s a stunning cake recipe from our recipe journal – Bestow Treats II. I personally love this cake, it embraces New Zealand food with the use of kumara and berries, is easy to make and tastes delicious. Make it for Christmas day just to be different or make it to take to pre Christmas celebrations, it’s also great as a dessert.

Now that berry season is upon us, use fresh berries rather than frozen.


3 cups of almond meal
Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
1/4 cup of macadamia or coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups (500g) red kumara (sweet potato), cooked, mashed or pureed
1 cup of boysenberries, fresh or frozen

Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius.

Line the base of a round, springform 23cm (9 inch) cake tin with baking paper.

In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients. Add oil, vanilla, eggs and kumara. Mix well. Fold through boysenberries until colour is just starting to run.

Spoon mixture into cake tin and smooth out. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes until top has browned.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Remove from the tin and allow to cool for a further 15 minutes.

Slice and serve with coconut yoghurt (dairy free) or whipped coconut cream.


Want more gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free recipes?

Many more recipes like this one are available in a gorgeous recipe journal – Bestow Treats II, that I have co-produced (as well as 3 other journals) with Janine Tait from Bestow Beauty.

BESTOW TREATS II is a gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free recipe book available through my online store –


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1 Comment

  • Reply Charlotte Hughes-Hallett December 11, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Kate made this for The Secret Gardena and oh my goodness it is absolutely amazing! Thanking you!

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