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Tiger Nut Flour Oven Cake – Spin on a Classic

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The Time Saver

This tiger nut flour oven cake (isn’t that just a cake?) can be made when you don’t have time to stand by a griddle and make our tiger nut flour fluffy pancakes. This grain and nut-free breakfast will give you time back.

I must admit, this oven cake recipe is a happy accident born out of impatience. In the early stages of trying to feed our firstborn, we experimented with countless flour blends and ways of providing a classic pancake. I stood steadfast by the pan, waiting to flip a pancake while our baby was hungry and crying. After a few attempts, I shoved the rest of the batter into a cake pan, popped it in the oven, and voila!

This was one of the first few baked goods I could provide to our child, and I couldn’t have been more proud. For the parents out there, we know what it’s like to try to keep some semblance of a routine and vie for any time saver available. To say it’s challenging is an understatement.

For those who aren’t parents, life is so busy! You could do so much in 30 minutes, like watch a show, work out, start your day with the rest of your morning routine, or get together with other folks. Whatever the case, this recipe can help boost your efficiency and give you back some much-needed time. 

This gluten-free oven cake uses our blend, which includes tiger nut flour. It’s a super flour made from small, nutrient-rich tubers (The Spruce Eats) of the tiger nut plant, which lends a naturally sweet and nutty flavor to the oven cake.

Make those pancakes

We use our all-purpose tiger nut flour blend. This blend has helped us achieve similar results as all-purpose flour but is grain-free and healthy-ish!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ (177℃) if using eggs; otherwise, do this step towards the end of the batter resting. Grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. In a standing mixer or large bowl, combine tiger nut flour or all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the egg or egg replacer (per instructions), vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup milk. Mix until combined.

    Oven cake dry and wet ingredient in separate glass bowls on a white countertop.

  3. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes if using an egg or 30 minutes if using an egg replacer. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, top with fruit or whipped cream, and serve. Enjoy!

    Tiger nut flour oven cake in a cake pan.


How can you tell the tiger nut flour oven cakes are cooked through?

Use the toothpick test by placing the toothpick into the center of the oven cake and pulling it out. If there are no crumbs on it, then it is cooked.

Does the batter need to rest?

If you’re using an egg replacer, we suggest letting the batter rest for about 30 minutes to thicken and fluff.

What other sugars can I use in the batter?

We haven’t tried it with different kinds of sugar. We think the answer is it depends – you could replace the white sugar with brown sugar for example and you may be able to do this with coconut sugar as well.

Tiger nut flour oven cake topped with berries and whipped cream in a cake pan, on a red and white placement with maple syrup in a bottle on the side.

Tiger Nut Flour Oven Cake

Grain-free, these tiger nut flour oven cakes are a time saver from our tiger nut fluffy pancakes but have the same sweet, wholesome taste. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we will receive a commission if you purchase through those links at no extra cost. 

Servings 4

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉/ 177℃ if using eggs; otherwise, you can initiate this step towards the end of the batter resting. Grease a 9-inch cake pan and set aside.

  • In the standing mixer bowl or a large bowl, mix the tiger nut flour blend or all-purpose flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt together until just incorporated.

  • Add the egg or egg replacer (per package instructions), vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup milk and stir until incorporated.

  • Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes if you used an egg or 30 minutes if you used an egg replacer.

  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes in the oven.

  • Remove from the oven and top with your favorites like fruit or whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

Have Any thoughts on tiger Nut Flour oven cakes?

Drop us a comment down below if you made these! Check out our plum or pumpkin muffins if you need other breakfast ideas.


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