Clementine & Almond Cake
Happy Birthday to me!
I AM ANOTHER YEAR WISER & HAPPIER!
On my birthday I want to share with you one of my favourites cakes ever. I go gaga with citrusy flavours in desserts and this one is just that.
This Clementine and Almond Cake is so deliciously moist and the almond gives a beautiful texture that is rich yet light to eat. What I love most about this cake is that it uses the whole clementine – skin, pith and all which adds to the lovely tang to the flavour. The fruit is boiled whole to reduce the bitterness. And bonus it has no added fat or flour which makes it totally gluten-free. The recipe calls for 4 major ingredients and very easy to remember.
3 medium-sized clementine’s
225 gms white sugar
250 gms ground almonds
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- Boil the clementine’s in a pan for approximately 2 hours. When soft and tender, drain it and leave to cool. You can also replace with oranges or mandarins instead.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease and line an 8-inch round springform tin with parchment paper.
- Transfer the whole clementine’s into a food processor and blitz until pureed.
- Add the eggs, almond flour, baking powder and sugar to the food processor and mix until well combined.
- Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake at 170ºC for approximately 45 mins. Check for doneness using a toothpick or knife until it comes out clean.
- If you see the top browning quicker cover with foil after about 35 minutes of baking.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the cake tin, on a rack for at least 2 hours or overnight.
My patience doesn’t allow me to wait for it to cool so I love eating this warm. Hope you love this as much as I do. Do try it and fill your home with the gorgeous aroma of freshly baked clementine & almond cake.
I am sharing this with all the party lovers at Fiesta Friday with Angie and co-hosted by Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Antonia @ Zoale.com. Thank you for joining me on my birthday.
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26 thoughts on “Clementine & Almond Cake”
Love your cake, looks so gorgeous !
Thank you so much dear 🙂 hope you try it
Happy birthday dearest Trupti ! Wish you happiness and good health 😘😍! -Kirti
Happy birthday dearest Trupti ! Wishing you good health and happiness 😍! kirti
Thank you so much Kirti 🙂
Happy happy birthday, Trupti. Sounds like a healthy and delicious cake. Have a fabulous day!
Thanks Aruna 🙂 I had a lovely day with family and friends… Glad you like the cake. it is so simple and yet packed with so much flavour.
Happy birthday dear..the cake looks amazing..with minimum ingredients ..i love it
Absolutely Lathiya 🙂 Thanks for your wishes.
Truly delicious cake Trupti, and with a healthy twist too! I am saving this to make soon. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!
thanks so much Antonia. So glad you like it.
Delicious looking cake Trupti. I love cakes without icing. This one is just right. I hope and pray you have an amazing year ahead.
Hugs and Regards
Thank you so much Ana. I love cakes without icing too. Hugs!
Happy happy birthday, Trupti. And this cake sounds really yummy! Hmm, do you know that I don’t know how to identify citrus fruits that are orange in color?😂 I mean, I know oranges, but the others, I am confused but their specific kind.😂
Thanks so much Jhuls 🙂 I know it can be quite tricky. Clementines specifically i know are much smaller in size than a regular orange and also sweeter. Hvaing said that I cant differentiate between mandarins and clementines because they look so similar. I guess the difference is in its skin texture and pith.
Thank you, Trupti. You have provided me a clearer picture.😁
Happy Birthday, Trupti! I hope you get everything you wish for, you deserve it! Your clementine cake sounds simple and healthy, but gorgeous and delicious nonetheless.
Thank you for your lovely wishes Angie. I love cakes without icing and this cake is so flavourful and well balanced. Must try 🙂
Looks amazing. I’m guessing you could adapt it to other citrus too.
Yes absolutely can 🙂
yum yum yummy , appetizing, delicious, delightful, divine, full flavoured, heavenly, tempting, scrumptious , toothsome cake
Thank you for your lovely words 😘❤️
Thank you so much!