Free Healthy Recipe - Gluten Free Citrus Cake

Gluten free, Low GI

This cake was first developed for a friend with Type 1 diabetes. The fact that it is gluten free was incidental. Both almond meal and coconut flour are better low GI alternatives to flour, and agave has a lower GI than sugar. All that said don't think of it as a compromise for those poor folk who can't get stuck into sugar. Quite the opposite in fact. This cake is a delicious healthy treat that everyone can enjoy.

2 oranges whole
1 lemon whole
¾ cup coconut flour, sifted
¾ cup almond meal, sifted
1 tsp baking powder, sifted
½ cup agave syrup
1/3 cup almonds, blanched
2½ cups low fat yoghurt, to serve

Preheat the oven to 180C, and line a 24cm spring based cake tin with baking paper.
Boil the oranges and lemon for an hour.
Drain and set aside to cool.

Peel half of one boiled orange and add it and the remaining whole fruit to a food processor. Process until smooth.
Sift the coconut flour, almond meal and baking powder in a bowl.
In a smaller bowl beat the egg yolks together with the agave syrup.
Mix the citrus pulp and egg syrup through the flour and almond meal.
Beat the egg whites until stiff then fold them through the cake mix.
Bake the cake for 15 minutes at 180C then reduce the heat to 150 and bake for a further 75 minutes.
Turn out the cake to cool and serve it with vanilla yoghurt or cardamom custard.

Makes 10 servings

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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 75 mins
Ready in: 105 mins

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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1087 kj
Calories 260 kcal
Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Total Carbohydrate 21 g
Total Protein 10 g
Fibre 5 g

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