Clementine & Almond wheat free cake!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One evening on holiday we were strolling down Fowey high street and came across a delightful cake and tea place, www.thedwellinghouse for those that are interested, the only problem is my kids have food allergies. Milk and gluten! So we adored the fact that this place offered gluten and dairy free cake. Yum yum, my 10 month fussing eating baby ate a whole slice to himself. The lovely owner then proceeded to write out the recipe on a scrap of paper.....very exciting! Here was an old secret family recipe I thought!  I
Just discovered its Nigella Lawson!! However it is a yummy cake regardless of allergies and so here it is.....
5 large or 7 medium  Clementine’s
6 Eggs
2 ½ cups of ground almonds
1 cup & 2 Table spoons Sugar
1 heaped tsp  (gluten free) Baking powder
A cupful of blueberries

Pop Clementine’s in a pot of water (enough to cover) and boil for two hours. (steam for about half an hour if you’re in a rush)
Preheat over to 180c/375f 
Drain Clementines
Pop Clementines, eggs, almonds, sugar in a food processor and blend till smooth.
Tip mixture into a 8inch pan and bake for about 40 mins. If you prod with a skewer and it comes out clean its done.
When cool, heat the blueberries in a pain with the 2tbsps of sugar and a little (splash) orange juice and tip over cake!
I’ll post a photo when I’ve finally made it!

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  1. I love this cake! I've had it made by someone else and it was delicious! I've been meaning to hunt down the recipe in a Nigella book for ages, now I don't have to - thanks for sharing :)

  2. Sounds yummy - my son would love this as he's a big citrus fruit fan. He eats lemons and limes believe it or not. My slice of lemon in my drink is not safe with him around.