This easy and delicious vegan almond cherry bundt cake is the perfect healthier vegan brunch recipe! Completely gluten free and dairy free, it’s easy to make and deliciously sweet!

cherry almond bundt cake

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to make sure that you had a proper and elegant vegan brunch recipe to serve your guests!

cherry almond bundt cake with jam jar

This vegan and gluten free almond cherry bundt cake is the epitome of sophistication yet it’s deceivingly simple and easy (aren’t those recipes just the best?). Plus, this vegan bundt cake is also naturally gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and lower in sugar than most bundt cakes!

The ultimate vegan brunch dessert

Made from homemade oat flour, almond butter, and a swirl of Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, which contains 39% less sugar than their regular preserves, this vegan cake is bursting with flavor. The sweet vanilla meshes so beautifully with the freshly ground almond butter and fresh cherry flavor (from actual cherries!).

This gluten free bundt cake is one of the ultimate healthier treats for a beautiful vegan bunch spread!

overhead of almond cake with glaze

And you read that right: we’re using Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, their new line of fruit spreads that contains 39% less sugar than their regular preserves! I teamed up with Bonne Maman to feature the spread in a recipe fit for Mother’s Day.

Growing up, my mom actually only served us Bonne Maman preserves and jellies, so I was over the moon to be able to make a recipe with our favorite fruit spread and with flavors she loves (my mom always seems to have a baggy of almonds in her purse or around the house for snacking!).

jar of Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread

Now, what’s really cool about Bonne Maman’s new INTENSE Fruit Spreads is that they’re actually made with more fruit and 39% less sugar than normal preserves. But of course, all of these INTENSE Fruit Spreads are still made with the best quality fruits and ingredients; this INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread actually contains beautiful whole pieces of cherry in it!

I decided to serve this bundt cake with a simple glaze and top with crushed almonds for decoration; totally optional, but I think why not go the extra mile for those maternal figures in our lives?

slices of bundt cake

How to make a vegan almond cherry bundt cake

As I mentioned earlier, this vegan almond cherry bundt cake is incredibly easy and simple to make. For the ingredients, you’ll need:

  • Oat flour (I recommend making your own rustic oat flour; it yields a much better texture for this cake!)
  • Cassava flour
  • Almond butter (I recommend making your own, but you can use store bought if that’s all that’s available)
  • Vegan buttermilk (this is a simple mixture of dairy free milk and apple cider vinegar, which creates a curdled effect, much like regular buttermilk! This is also what makes the bundt cake so moist, so definitely make sure you use the vinegar in there)
  • Ground flaxseed (mixed together with water to create a vegan “egg”)
  • Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread
  • Vanilla extract and leavening agents
spread of bundt cake

That’s it! Pretty simple and straight forward ingredients that are entirely plant based and gluten free.

Now, let’s bake our cherry almond cake! To start, whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Add in the wet ingredients, minus the Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, and mix until everything is well combined.

For the next step, spoon only half of the batter into your greased bundt cake pan. Next, add in the Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread.

Add the remaining batter on top of the fruit spread, then take a butter knife and gently swirl the spread. Less is more here!

Place your vegan bundt cake into the oven to bake. Once it’s done, you can remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully flipping it over to a plate.

Now drizzle with a simple glaze, top with some chopped almonds, and enjoy!

arm drizzling glaze on top

Vegan Gluten Free Bundt Cake Tips

To make sure that you’re getting the best results for your gluten free vegan almond cherry bundt cake, let’s go over some quick tips!

slice of bundt cake on plate
  • Make sure that you whisk together the dry ingredients so that everything is evenly distributed. Often times, failed cakes in general come from not whisking the dry ingredients correctly!
  • Don’t skip the vegan buttermilk! This adds moisture to vegan bundt cakes and is a crucial ingredient to the success of this bundt cake!
  • To ensure your bundt cake comes out of the pan perfectly, make sure you thoroughly grease all of the edges of the pan with coconut oil! You can also sprinkle with a little sugar or flour on top of the coconut oil for extra assurance, but the coconut oil should be just fine.
  • Have fun with your toppings 🙂 If you don’t feel like using the glaze, not a problem! You can also drizzle a little extra almond butter or smear some more Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread on top 🙂
plates of bundt cake

I hope you love this vegan bundt cake as much as I do! It’s truly one of my favorite recipes because of the flavor combo alone: the almonds and cherries just work so beautifully together!

If you make this recipe, let me know down below in the comments section! As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there.

Happy baking and brunching!

slices of bundt cake

More healthy vegan brunch recipes

Vegan Challah French Toast

Gluten Free Vegan Belgian Waffles

Paleo Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake

Easy Vegan Banana Bread

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vegan bundt cake with glaze

Vegan Cherry Almond Bundt Cake (Gluten Free)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy and delicious vegan almond cherry bundt cake is the perfect healthier vegan brunch recipe! Completely gluten free and dairy free, it’s easy to make and deliciously sweet!


  • 2 cups rustic oat flour (ground from 2 1/2 cups whole oats, see Note)
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 1/2 cup (see Note)
  • 2 cups vegan buttermilk (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store bought almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 jar Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp dairy free milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 10-cup bundt pan with coconut oil. Make sure that you’ve prepared the oat flour, ground flaxseed mixture and vegan buttermilk before you begin.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, cassava flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Add in the ground flaxseed mixture, vegan buttermilk, almond butter, and vanilla extract to the dry mixture, and stir thoroughly until everything is combined.
  4. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared bundt cake pan. Then, spoon about 1/2 a jar of Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread on top of the batter. Top with the remaining batter evenly.
  5. Use a butter knife to gently swirl the spread into the batter, mainly trying to work the cherry to the bottom of the bundt cake pan (which will become the top when you flip it over). Less is more here!
  6. Place the bundt cake pan into the oven to bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before gently flipping onto a plate.
  8. Prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and dairy free milk in a small bowl.
  9. When ready to serve, pour the glaze over the bundt cake and top with chopped almonds.


  • For homemade oat flour, please see this oat flour guide
  • To make the vegan flaxseed egg, combine the ground flaxseed with water and allow the mixture to sit for 5-7 minutes to coagulate. 
  • To make vegan buttermilk, you can use the Vegan Baking 101 guide, but essentially, you’ll need to combine 2 cups of dairy free milk with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Allow this to curdle for 5-7 minutes before using.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 18.8 g
  • Sodium: 137.2 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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