Celebrate World Baking Day with my favourite Gluten-Free cake recipe!

I have excelled myself with a doubly topical post today, and a delicious one at that.

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week and Sunday is World Baking Day – so I’m combining the two and sharing my favourite gluten-free cake recipe!

It also happens to contain no dairy. There is refined sugar in there, but we can’t always be perfect…

Orange & Almond Cake


Two big oranges, roughly chopped, pips removed (leave the skin on, gives lovely flavour)

5 eggs (separated)

200g caster sugar

225g ground almonds

Handful of flaked almonds to decorate the top

Icing sugar to decorate

  • Place the chopped oranges in a pan, add a splash of water, cover and gently simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, very finely chop the orange or bung it all in a food processor until you have a puree.
  • Whisk egg whites until they form stiff peaks, gradually whisk in half the caster sugar.
  • Whisk the eggs yolks with the remaining caster sugar and add in your oranges.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the mixture – don’t be too vigorous or you’ll knock all the air out!
  • Spoon into a cake tin, sprinkle the top with flaked almonds.
  • Bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees C

I love mine served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey – yum.

Hope you all get your aprons on this Sunday – do tweet me photos of your delicious baked goods, @PaiSkincare. Maybe we should get Mary Berry to judge them…?

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