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Paleo Blueberry Cake (With Low-Carb Option)

Grain-Free Paleo Blueberry Cake made dairy-free and refined sugar-free. This delicious blueberry delight couldn’t be easier to make and is a lovely breakfast for sharing.

Grain-Free Blueberry Cake (with a keto option) - an easy, healthy cake recipe loaded with fresh blueberries.

Imagine this: 

Classic yellow birthday cake and the BEST blueberry muffin give each other a very special hug.

That’s precisely what this cake tastes like – incredibly moist, soft, fluffy, and a beautiful marriage of everyone’s favorite yellow birthday cake and blueberry muffins!

Just a slice of heaven, childhood memories, and chasing dreams 😉

Paleo Blueberry Breakfast Cake made with almond flour is moist, fluffy, and perfectly sweet! A joyful breakfast, snack, or dessert!

If you’ve been around this site for a number of years, you may remember my Paleo Blueberry Coffee Cake  and/or my Grain-Free Almond Strawberry Breakfast Cake.

Using fresh berries to liven up an already fluffy display of deliciousness gives it an otherworldly freshness, making you feel as though you’re doing something kind for your body.

Cake for breakfast anyone?!

Truly, this grain-free blueberry cake is suitable for breakfast in my book! 

It’s grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and is perfectly sweet but not over the top loaded with sweetener.

Grain-Free Blueberry Cake made paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free

Blueberry Breakfast Cake Ingredients:

Eggs: Used to both fluff the cake and keep it held together nicely, eggs give that magic to a baked treat in the way of rising.

Avocado Oil: For moisture, we add avocado oil which has a neutral flavor so that the rest of the ingredients shine through. You can also use olive oil or melted coconut oil.

Pure Maple Syrup: The sweetener! I use pure maple syrup in this cake to bring that enticing sweetness. Because this cake isn’t meant to be overly sweet, we only need ½ cup. If you follow a low-carb diet, follow the instructions below for a sugar-free version.

Almond Flour: The flour portion of this cake, I use naturally grain-free almond flour which produces a lovely texture that’s difficult to describe. It’s light, yet dense. You’ll have to try it and tell me how you would describe it! Almond flour has a naturally sweet and (you guessed it) almond flavor which I find to be so appealing, especially in breakfast treats. 

Almond Extract: While the almond extract is optional, I find it adds an amazing flavor to the cake that pairs so nicely with blueberries and leaves you with an overall warm vibe. If you don’t like almond extract or if you don’t have it on hand, simply leave it out.

Vanilla Extract: That magic ingredient that does a lot of heavy lifting behind the scenes, vanilla extract brings warmth and delightful flavor to any baked good. If you don’t have any on hand, don’t panic…you can still make the cake without it 🙂

Baking Powder, Sea Salt:  Baking powder is used to leaven the cake, and sea salt enhances all of the flavors.

Blueberries: Fresh blueberries give that scintillating pop of flavor and texture that we all love in a blueberry treat! I haven’t tested the recipe using frozen blueberries but I imagine it would work. Just note that frozen blueberries tend to leach more liquid while they’re baking than fresh blueberries, which could affect the texture.

Make it a Lemon Blueberry Cake by adding 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon zest! You can also toss in poppy seeds or chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

How to Make Blueberry Breakfast Cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8-inch spring form pan with parchment paper.
Add all of the ingredients except for the blueberries to a blender and blend until well-combined. Note: if you prefer using a mixing bowl, you can absolutely go that route! Simply combine the wet ingredients, followed by the dry, then fold in the blueberries.

How to make blueberry cake in the blender

Toss the blueberries in 1 teaspoon of tapioca flour or arrowroot starch if you have it to ensure the blueberries are evenly distributed throughout the cake. If you don’t have a different type of flour or starch, no worries…proceed! Gently stir in the blueberries.

Stir the blueberries into the cake batter

Note: if you don’t have a high-powered blender that you trust to make cake batter, feel free to use your cake preparation method of choice – a mixing bowl by hand or electric mixer works great!

Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake on the center rack of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until it tests clean.

Transfer the cake batter to the parchment-lined cake pan

Finished blueberry cake in a cake mold

Allow the cake to cool completely before releasing it from the spring form pan and slicing.

Almond Flour Blueberry Cake - paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, deliciously moist and fluffy!

If you’d like, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar or sugar-free confectioners sweetener.

Grain-Free Paleo Blueberry Cake made dairy-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free. A healthier cake recipe lovely for breakfast, snack or dessert

Savor!

Low-Carb Blueberry Cake:

If you follow a low-carb diet, and/or if you’re watching your sugar intake, you can easily make this cake low-carb. Here’s what you do: Omit the pure maple syrup and add ⅓ cup of canned coconut milk or more avocado oil, plus ⅓ cup of your favorite sugar-free sweetener. 

If it appears as though the batter is too thin, you can always add more almond flour. Start with ⅓ cup at a time.

Grain-Free Almond Flour Blueberry Cake made grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and delicious! Super moist, fluffy and perfectly sweet

There you have it! Your gateway to a yummy cake that leaves you feeling refreshed! 

More Healthy Cake Recipes:

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Grain-Free Blueberry Cake (with a keto option) - an easy, healthy cake recipe loaded with fresh blueberries.
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Paleo Blueberry Cake

A deliciously moist and fluffy grain-free cake with fresh blueberries, this treat is lovely any time of the day!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Desserts & Treats
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 (8-inch) Cake
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8-inch spring form pan with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the blueberries to a blender and blend until well-combined. Gently stir in the blueberries.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and top with more blueberries if desired. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the top is golden-brown and the cake tests clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before releasing it from the spring form pan and slicing.
  • If you’d like, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar or sugar-free confectioners sweetener.
  • Savor!

Notes

*Make it low-carb by omitting the pure maple syrup. Add 1/3 cup of your favorite sugar-free sweetener and 1/3 cup of canned coconut milk or avocado oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 8 | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g
Almond Flour Blueberry Cake - grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free. Insanely moist and fluffy!!

 

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Dorothy Friesen

Friday 31st of March 2023

Can I use all purpose flour if I don’t have almond flour ?

Julia

Monday 3rd of April 2023

Hi Dorothy! I would try it with less all-purpose flour to start (1 2/3 cups is what I would try) and add more if the cake batter seems much too thin. I haven't tested the recipe myself with all-purpose flour but I find it can be more absorbent than almond flour.

Jay

Friday 17th of February 2023

Would this recipe work with g.f flour? My daughter's kindy won't allow nuts

Julia

Monday 20th of February 2023

Hi Jay! I haven't tested the recipe using gluten-free flour yet, but I imagine it would work. I would start by using slightly less flour (I'd try 1/2 cup less to start out), as gluten-free flour blends are more absorbent than almond flour. You can always add more until the batter resembles a regular cake batter. Hope that helps! xo

Katherine Reeck

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Is it ok to use frozen berries and if so do I thaw them or use frozen? Thank you!

Julia

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

That's a great question! I haven't tried it myself yet, but I believe using frozen berries would work just fine. I would think you could just leave them frozen if you add a little additional almond flour (say 1/2 cup or so).

Sue

Friday 1st of April 2022

Can you use Cary’s sugar free syrup instead of the maple syrup?

Julia

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Hi Sue! I haven't tried that substitution myself, but I bet it would work great! Hope you enjoy the cake! :D

Maura Wegener

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

This is the first almond flour recipe that has actually worked for me... It tastes amazing and actually bakes like you expect it should. Thank you! I will try adding a little lemon to the next one I make

Julia

Saturday 12th of June 2021

I'm so happy you like the cake, Maura! It's one of my all-time favorites...I make it with different berries regularly! xoxoxo

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