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Recipe Of The Week: Gluten-Free Apple & Almond Cake

Recipe Of The Week: Gluten-Free Apple & Almond Cake

This Nigella almond and apple cake is one of our go-to gluten-free bakes. Try the recipe for yourself and let us know how you got on by following us on InstagramTwitter or Facebook!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tart eating apples 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 splash of vegetable oil to grease tin
  • 8 large eggs
  • 325 grams ground almonds
  • 275 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 50 grams flaked almonds
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar

Method:

  1. Peel, core and chop the apples roughly. Put them in a saucepan with the lemon juice and sugar and bring the pan to a bubble over a medium heat. Cover the pan and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes or until you can mash the apple to a rough puree with a wooden spoon or fork. (You should have about 285g / 1 generous cup of puree.) Leave to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4/180ºC/350ºF; oil a 25cm / 10 inch springform tin with almond or a flavourless vegetable oil and line the bottom with baking parchment.
  3. Put the cooled puree in the processor with the eggs, ground almonds, caster sugar and 1 tablespoon - or generous squeeze - of lemon juice and blitz to a puree. Pour and scrape, with a rubber spatula for ease, into the prepared tin, sprinkle the flaked almonds on top, and bake for 45 minutes. It's worth checking after 35 minutes, as ovens do vary, and you might well find its cooked earlier - or indeed you may need to give a few minutes longer.
  4. Put on a wire rack to cool slightly, then spring open. This cake is best served slightly warm, though still good cold.
  5. As you bring it to the table, push a teaspoon of icing sugar through a fine sieve to give a light dusting.
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