Free Healthy Recipe - Orange and Almond Semolina Cake

Dairy free, Low GI, Low sugar

Copyright John Paul Urizar

This is a delicious recipe for anyone who loves dessert but has to watch their blood sugar levels. The semolina and almond meal have a lower GI than processed white flour and the egg whites boost its protein content which will also help. It's still a delicious sweet sweet and makes for an impressive entry at any dinner or lunch party.


Place the whole oranges in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 1 hour.
Drain and set aside to cool.

When the oranges are cool enough to handle, remove the skin and pith from one orange and place it in a food processor with the other two whole oranges.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Combine the semolina, almond meal and baking powder together in a bowl. Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks into the honey.
Beat the almond meal and semolina in with the egg yolk mix and quickly add the orange puree. Fold the egg whites through the cake mixture.
Fill a small lined cake tin and place blanched almond halves over the top to decorate. Cook at 180C for the first 15 minutes. then reduce the temperature 150C and cook for a further 75 minutes.

Serve with orange segments and sheep's yoghurt sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla.

Note: A gluten free version of this cake can be made using polenta in place of semolina.

Makes 10 servings (serve = 1 slice of cake)

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cooking Time: 1.5 hrs
Ready in: 3.5 hrs

Suitable for:
Dessert, Snack
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1046 kj
Calories 250 kcal
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Total Carbohydrate 26.6 g
Total Protein 8.4 g
Fibre 2.8 g

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