(Recipe from this post)
I’m always up for a simple but interesting cake recipe for the Thermomix. Plus I was trying to use up some almonds in my pantry, so “Thermomix almond cake” went into my Google search engine and this baby came up. This is the first gluten-free cake I’ve made!
Note: In future I would boil the oranges the night before so I can get straight into the fun bit of whacking everything into the TMX bowl and watching magic happen.
Another note: No way could I fit two oranges in my rice basket like the recipe says, so I used a pot.
Another note: I cut a little bit off the top and bottom of my oranges to get rid of the dry knobby bits.
Final note: I almost never use the full amount of sugar stated in the recipe, but I did with this one because I wasn’t sure how bitter the peel was going to be. I think that with this cake you can’t skimp on the sweet stuff.
2 large oranges (I used Valencia)
250 g sugar
1 tsp baking powder
Leave to cool, then eat! I made this for a friend’s potluck gathering and he’s lactose intolerant, so I iced half the cake with vanilla icing for guests who fancied something a little more decadent. I do like the idea if using a chocolate hazelnut spread though. Next time!