Nutty St Clement’s Cake – flourless, gluten free

It’s Monday morning. It’s also St Particks Day.

I was going to go in with a green St Patrick’s Day treat, but actually, I think we all need cake!  Try this nutty St Clement’s Cake – made without flour, it can easily be made gluten free, and it’s full of healthy fats and fibre to get you through the week.

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Orange and Lemon St Clement’s cake

  • 1 unwaxed oranges
  • 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free flour
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 190g coconut sugar
  • 250g ground almonds
  • 100g pistachios, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free to keep the cake gluten free)
  1. Put the whole oranges and lemons (peel and all) into a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.  Alternatively, cover with water and put in the slow cooker until cooked through – you will need to blend the fruit so you want to ensure they really ARE cooked through!
  3. Preheat the oven to 170C, grease and flour a 22cm loose-bottomed tin with gluten free flour – I used a sprinkle of coconut flour.
  4. Drain the orange and lemons and put them (still peel and all) into a blender and pulse until they are smooth.
  5. Place the citrus pulp, eggs, coconut sugar, almonds, pistachios and baking powder and beat until combined
  6. Pour the batter into the tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven, leave to cool and turn out.
  8. Lovely with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, drizzled with honey.

Are you eating/wearing green for St Patrick’s Day today?

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4 thoughts on “Nutty St Clement’s Cake – flourless, gluten free

  1. ranchcookie March 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Reply

    I sure am wearing green even to the gym!

    • Emily Hawkes March 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm Reply

      Haha – no one will be getting you then 🙂

  2. Charisma March 17, 2014 at 10:07 am Reply

    Mmm that looks soo good! And what a brilliant colour!

    • Emily Hawkes March 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm Reply

      The whole oranges give it an amazing colour – with hints of green from the pistachio…mmm

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