Almond and Mandarin Cake

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This recipe is always a hit at my house, great for morning and afternoon tea or something sweet after dinner if the feeling strikes! It is so easy to decorate as well so makes a beautiful birthday cake if you want to do soemthing other than sponge or chocolate cake.

It's gluten and dairy free and its so easy to make!

I make it with almond meal but if nuts are a problem, substitute almond meal with coconut flour but add an extra egg and 1/2 cup of coconut oil and it will turn out just as moist (but it doesn't hold together quite as well when you bite into it!)

You can also substitute the mandarins with 3 large oranges.

Anyway give it a whirl as it really is one of those basic recipes that gives you so much flavour with minimal ingredients and provides some awesome snackage to have on hand 😉

Ingredients:

5 mandarins
5 eggs
2 cups almond meal
1 cup of coconut sugar or rapadura sugar
1tspn of baking powder

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Put mandarins in saucepan, make sure they are completely covered with water, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 hours (covered)

Allow mandies to cool and remove any pips and pith and then put all in a food processor (skin and all) and whizz to a pulp.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs and add all dry ingredients and whizzed mandarin pulp and stir well

Put mixture in a lined spring form tin and bake for an hour or until skewer comes out clean and its nice and brown on top.

Easy peasy!

 

Topping options -

serve with some creamy greek yoghurt if dairy isn't a problem or the amazing dairy free cashew ice-cream, click here for Quirky Jo's recipe or glaze with lemon juice mixed with a little icing sugar.

It is also scrummy just as is!  

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Enjoy!

 

Your in Health,

 

Alisha x

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