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Gluten Free Jelly Cake (No Bake Jelly Cake)
In the previous article I shared with you how I make my favorite low carb fruit jelly as a winter preserve!
But this jelly recipe without pectin is very versatile and useful for all kinds of gluten free dessert and breakfast recipes – even if they are not keto friendly!
After all, even the restrictive keto diet requires a diet cheat day once a week to satisfy your sweet cravings, boost the metabolism, and get you out of the dreaded weight loss plateau on keto! And today’s no bake jelly cake is the perfect healthy snack for these important days of your weight loss diet plan! It supplies our bodies with precious compounds such as healthy fats, proteins, essential amino acids, fiber, plenty of vitamins, mineral and micro elements, and so much more!
BTW, in my upcoming book on healthy weight loss with the low carb diet plan, I have described in detail how to use these indulging tasty cheat days to achieve your desired weight in the healthiest and most pleasurable way! If you wish to be among the first to learn more is, feel free to subscribe to my newsletter and become an insider! You will get access to many cool freebies and special surprises!
Now back to our yummy fiber-packed raspberry dessert!
So, how to make this raspberry jelly cake at home?
Actually, the preparation of this tasty no bake gluten free jelly cake without cream is very easy and even a child can do it (under supervision, of course! 😀 )! All you need is a suitable ring mold (for the quantities listed below in the recipe widget, I used a 7-inch springform with a removable bottom) and some common not very expensive cooking ingredients such as walnuts, raw sunflower seeds, coconut butter, chia seeds, pitted dates, raspberries (duh!), and gelatin.
But the beauty of this recipe is that you can always tweak and compromise or add your favorite foods instead of the ones I have listed. For example, you can substitute the walnuts with pretty much every type of nuts you like (hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia, etc.), the sunflower seeds can be switched to pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, and so on. If you do not like coconut oil you can use a different one (preferably cold pressed) like avocado oil, sesame oil, even some melted cocoa butter! You don’t even have to use raspberries – I know some people dislike their tiny annoying seeds! Choose a fruit you have at your disposal, or one that it is in season and please, let me know how the recipe turned out! 🙂
As for the gelatin, here comes the second important question regarding this easy and yummy gluten free jelly cake recipe:
How to make this gluten free jelly cake vegan?
Now, this recipe is only one step away from being vegan and if you prefer it that way, you can make the jelly cake with agar-agar instead of the gelatin. I personally prefer gelatin because it is easy to work with, it has wonderful benefits for the joints, the skin, hair and nails, and last but not least – it is way cheaper than agar-agar.
But you do you, as I always say. If you really insist on removing all animal products from this recipe for one reason or another, feel free to do so! I think the no bake jelly cake will still turn out great!
Is this jelly cake keto friendly?
Nope! This gluten free jelly cake is not a LCHF approved dessert simply because of the dates – they are way too packed with carbs to be keto friendly.
I will be making a keto version of this cake in the near future, so if you are a fan of the HFLC diet plan, stay tuned – sign up to my newsletter and you will be in the loop! Actually, very soon I will have a sweet surprise for all my subscribers – my top 10 quick and easy meatless low carb recipes to jump start your keto diet plan! You don’t want to miss this!
OK, back to the jelly cake!
So, since this is definitely not a keto recipe, you can also add a bit more sweetness to the raspberry jelly, if you desire! I personally left it unsweetened because the natural sugars in the dates beautifully contrast with the low carb fruit jelly. But if you do not like this combination, feel free to add some coconut sugar, maple syrup, organic honey (not heated above body temperature!), etc.
Aaaaalright! Enough with the chattering! Here is the recipe!
Nutritional info according to Cron-o-meter:
Stay tuned for more delicious healthy recipes!
‘Till next time!
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