Blood Orange Almond Cake
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This is a beautifully light cake brimming with citrusy flavours. It just happens to be gluten free!
Recipe type: Gluten free
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8
  • 3 blood oranges
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 200gr butter
  • 200gr caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 200 grams ground almonds
  • ½ cup gluten free flour (we used Dove's)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup natural yogurt
  1. Wash and then slice the oranges thinly. You need to achieve a thickness where the slice does not disintegrate.
  2. Place the caster sugar and water in a wide pan. Bring to the boil then gently add the slices so they do not break. Simmer until the peel has softened (about 10-15 minutes) and have become translucent.
  3. Pre heat the oven to 160°C, Gas3.
  4. Prepare the cake tin. Cut a piece of baking parchment large enough to fit into the tin and up the sides. It's best to use one piece to avoid any liquid escaping.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder together, stir in the ground almonds.
  6. Cream the sugar and butter together in a food mixer or by hand. Add the eggs and flour mixture gradually to form a smooth mixture.
  7. Add the yogurt.
  8. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake until the top bounces back in when pressed. This will depend on your oven, but it will take approximately 25 tp 30 minutes. Check after 20.
  9. Leave in the tin to cool before turning out.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at