Recipe: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Saffron Almond Cake


This cake is gluten and dairy-free – and still delicious. It’s a beautiful saffron-gold colour, and has a delicious orange flavour and moist texture, plus it’s easy to make.

INGREDIENTS
5-6 threads saffron
2 oranges
2 cups sugar
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups ground almonds
6 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
A little hot water
Walnuts or almond slivers for topping

METHOD
Grease and line a small cake pan, and preheat the oven to 180°C.

Finely grate the rind of both oranges and set aside.

Use a sharp knife to remove all the pith you can from the oranges.

Put the de-pithed oranges through a blender or food processor until they are a coarse pulp.

Beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the pulped orange, orange rind and salt.

Grind the saffron threads to a fine powder and rinse into the orange and egg mixture with a little hot water.

Blend in the ground almonds and the baking powder and pour into the prepared cake pan.

Bake at 180°C until a sharp knife comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes.

 

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