Bake with Bizzy 2 (Almond-Blueberry-Cranberry Cake - Nigella)

My Friday baking is upon me and I have been flipping through cookbooks.  One of the most fascinating books, I have is the Pillsbury (10 year) Bake-Off from 1959.  I rarely look at it because I thought it would be out of date and use lots of mixes.  Of course, silly me just realized, in 1959, there were probably no mixes and using Pillsbury flour is about the closest they can get to use their products.  As a result, there are fabulous recipe, in the book.

I checked out a few other books and nothing appealed.  I don't think it has much to do with appeal.  I want something simple because I am tired.  I have been cooking all morning and I have run out of steam.  I ended up baking a Nigella recipe and Nigella rarely fails.  I have not taken photos yet but hopefully, I can add them later.

Almond-Blueberry-Cranberry Cake      (adapted from Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Goddess)


1 cup mixture of frozen blueberries and dried cranberries 
 1 2/3 cups gluten free flour   
1 cup canola oil   
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 
 3 large eggs, beaten 
2-3 drops almond extract   
1/2 teaspoon rum extract 
 1/2 cup ground almonds 
 1/2 cup slivered almonds   
6 tablespoons almond Rice Dream 
 2/3 cup additional slivered almonds 


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 
Wash the berries  in a colander under cold water, then pat them dry, toss them in some flour, and shake well to get rid of excess.  
Mix oil and sugar until well combined. 
Gradually add the beaten eggs and almond extract, and rum extract and. then gently fold in the remaining flour and ground almonds.  
Fold in the berries and 1/2 cup almond slivers, then the rice milk and spoon the thick mixture into a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan, lined and sprayed with cooking oil. 
Place remaining slivered almonds on top of cake.  
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 325 F, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 8 to 10 thick slices.  

I am delighted with the recipes that came in, last week.  They would keep me busy for about half a year, baking and eating.  I decided, I would like purpose as to which recipes would be featured. If possible, I would like to feature a  pie, a cake and cookies.  I can always add a fourth for another category. This will keep me focused.  

Please add your baked goods for all to enjoy.  Thanks for giving this linky a good start.

Cookies - Jam Hands presents her Blueberry Crumb Bars.  (If I have time, I am making these today.)

Savory Sundays


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  2. Nigella recipes seldom fails! Your cake looks delicious! Frozen blueberries with dried cranberries sounds good together!
    I've just linked up! Thank you!

  3. Your cake looks very very delicious..I brought my Mamon which comes in two a muffin or in a cookie.Have a great weekend

  4. I am your newest follower-kport207, from the Sunday Relax and Surf Blog Hop.

    Would love a follow back

  5. Looks yummy! Following from the Sunday hop.

  6. Looks yummy, but that salad below looks good too. Following from the hop. Hope you can stop by.

  7. I just found your blog and I love it! :) I became a follower! Erin

  8. Your cake looks great, especially with the almonds on top. Soft & moist looking cake!!! Thanks for visiting me & the invite ... just linked my entry :)

  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog & inviting me :) I just linked my Fudgy Bacon Brownies. I think your cake looks lovely, moist and very tasty! And I am sure those crunchy almond slivers on the top made it extra-special :) Thanks again!

  10. Relax and Surf Sunday sent me over and I am now a follower!!

    Michele aka MikiHope

  11. Thanks for sharing your blueberry cake on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. It looks great!

  12. I've just linked up another dessert! Thank you!

  13. YUM! I love cooking blogs! Glad I found you! Happy Sunday! I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well! If you like it you can follow back! Thanks! Hope to blog with you again soon!


  14. Oh wow!! Congrats on the #2 spot on the weekend blog hop, I stopped over and am now following. Everything looks so amazing!! I can't wait to try some of these great goodies!! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  15. Stopping by to follow you from the blog hop-Congrats on being featured!

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Now I am so hungry! Hopping by to follow you! Come follow me too?

  17. This looks delicious. It would be so fantastic with a cup of coffee. My son's fiance is a gluten free girl. I'll have to send this along to her. Enjoy your weekend!

  18. Yummy!!
    Following from the hop! Hope you'll follow back:

  19. I just made a blueberry lemon cake today! Yours looks very similar, I bet it's delicious. I know what you mean about the Pillsbury Bake-Off recipes, I find the older ones are by far the best because as you say, there were no mixes.

  20. They all look so delicious!

  21. oh these look great! thanks for sharing them and linking up at Savory Sunday!

  22. Thanks for stopping in to show off your cake at These Chicks Cook. Hope you can come back by and share another recipe Wednesday. Have a wonderful week :)

  23. You've provided almost our entire breakfast buffet over at the beach party! Thanks for all the link ups :-)

  24. I was just partaking in the ‘Relax and Surf’ blog hop that is being hosted by Rylie and Bryce Too. I noticed your blog and thought I would stop by.

    And I am bloody glad I did, because that Blueberry-Cranberry post looks absolutely marvellous! I am not a baker, but I am going to have a go ;-)

    Anyway, I am now following you – it would be nice if you could come and visit me at my place too!

  25. This looks like an amazing cake! Can't wait to try this recipe. I love old cook books, it's amazing to see how come of the recipes remain the same and some evolved over the years. :)

    I saw that you had 99 followers! Let me be the lucky 100! :) Have a wonderful day.

    By the way, I'm hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog. One for $50 Thrive products and another giveaway for Baking Molds and more. Please stop by to check them out when you have time. Have a wonderful week!


  26. I'm here via Martha's (Menagerie) virtual weekend party. Almond is one of my favorite flavors for a breakfast bread or cake. This sounds great.

  27. Thanks for linking this one up at The Motivation Station too! :-)

  28. Hey thanks for coming over and leaving a nice comment about my brioche! I don't know how to link up, but also I won't publish the recipe since it isn't mine so I don't know if you would still want my link? Best of luck to you when you bake your brioche!

  29. Yum, I'd want a piece of your cake for sure. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  30. I am sooo late visiting this week! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday, see you tomorrow!

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  32. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

  33. Thank you so much for sharing this post with Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home Chaya! Your cake looks fantastic, as do all the yummy links.

  34. These look so yummy. Love your blog come and check out my blog

    Have a great day


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