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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Clementine Almond Cake : Low Carb, Flourless, Gluten Free


'This is a lovely everyday cake - spongy, not-too-sweet, and just a touch bitter in the absolute most perfect way possible - as it contains no flour, it is also a lovely gluten-free cake recipe,' says Alejandra.


 
Made using clementine's, "which is a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a sweet orange, so named in 1902.The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementine's can be separated into 7 to 14 segments. Similarly to tangerines, they tend to be easy to peel. They are almost always seedless when grown commercially, and therefore are also known as seedless tangerines. The clementine is also occasionally referred to as the Moroccan clementine. They are typically juicy and sweet, with less acid than oranges. 

Most sources say that the clementine came to exist because of accidental hybridization, with the first fruits discovered by Brother Clement Rodier (after whom the fruit was named in French and then English) in the garden of his orphanage in Misserghin, Algeria. However, there are claims it originated in China much earlier; one source describes it as nearly identical to the Canton mandarin widely grown in the Guangxi and Guangdong provinces in China.

The clementine is not always easy to distinguish from varieties of mandarin oranges. As such, it should not be confused with similar fruit such as the satsuma or honey sweet orange, or other popular varieties.

It is best to choose Clementine's that have a uniform orange colour, shinny skin with no blemishes or wrinkles, and they should feel soft

If stored at room temperature they should last 2/3 days ... but may be placed in a fridge if you do not intend using them within this time

Clementine's are an excellent source of Vitamin C"
The above words from here and here

Now onto the delicious recipe, for which you will need these ingredients, serves 10.

4 clementine's (about 13 oz.)
6 large eggs
1/2 cup erythritol + 1/2 cup granulated Splenda OR 1 cup Swerve sweetener
2 1/4 cups of ground almond meal (or 9oz of almonds finely ground)
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
1/2 teaspoon (kosher) salt
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 220
Fat: 16.3g
Protein: 10.4g
Carbs (using Swerve): 10g (total) and 6g (net)
Carbs (using Splenda): 13g (total) and 9g (net)
Fibre: 4g
Please see full recipe instructions here
If you should need help with measurement conversion see here

Please note this should be made using a Springform pan 

A cake that can also provide a touch of Vitamin C - hope you may enjoy a slice soon.
… now where's my teacup and plate


A variety of articles and recipe ideas are within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

37 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

This looks delicious. Love almonds.

Tom said...

...looks good!

The Happy Whisk said...

Love almonds and citrus. Yum. Looks wonderful, Jan.

Ygraine said...

I adore almonds..in any recipe, so this is definitely one for me!
And thank you for explaining the differences between the varieties of orange type fruits. Until now, I had no idea how to tell them apart!
A really interesting and informative post.😊😊

Laurel Wood said...

That sounds delicious and I love that tea cup!

DVArtist DVArtist said...

I am so happy I have found your blog. I have added your URL to my sidebar and look forward to your posts. I found you from Christine's blog.

Sue said...

This looks delicious, I love cake that isn't too sweet so this sounds perfect x

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds and looks delicious, tangy fruit and almonds is something that I love.

Valerie-Jael said...

How delicious! Valerie

Miss Val's Creations said...

This sounds like a perfect companion to a cup of tea at night! yum.

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
That sounds delicious! Love clementines!
Your tea cup set is so beautiful and elegant!
Have a lovely afternoon!
Dimi...

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This does sound delicious and fairly simple to make.
Do you have any ideas on how to make a low carb crepe? I wonder what not flour or combination would work.

Out on the prairie said...

yum nice flavors and a good dessert to try

Chris Lally said...

Sounds like a plan!!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Nam!

Martha said...

This is so good! Thank you :)

Jo said...

Yum, it sounds the perfect thing to go with a cup of tea.

Elephant's Child said...

It does sound good. My eye was taken by the china setting in the final photo - beautiful.

sandy said...

that looks so good! We just bought "cuties" and I think they are like clementines - i need to check that out.

William Kendall said...

That looks delicious!

Christine said...

This looks so good, I often confuse mandarin oranges with clementines. Thanks for the definition.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely cake, with the clementines, best as yes.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh that looks very delicious and I loved reading about the clementines, thank you! Happy new year!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thickethouse.wordpress said...
This does sound delicious and fairly simple to make.
Do you have any ideas on how to make a low carb crepe? I wonder what not flour or combination would work.

Hello and thanks for your comment and question.

There are various ways you can make low carb crepes / pancakes.
Some without flour, like the recipe suggestion on this post
https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2017/02/pancake-day-low-carb-way-tuesday-28th.html

Some with coconut flour, like this recipe suggestion
https://www.lowcarbmaven.com/no-fail-low-carb-crepes/

Some with almond flour, like this recipe suggestion
https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/low-carb-almond-flour-cream-cheese-crepes/

Hope you may try one, some or all of these and see which one you prefer.

All the best Jan

Sheryl said...

Hi Jan your cake is making me very hungry,thankyou for sharing the recipe ,this one is a keeper for sure,thankyou my friend xx

John M said...

I showed the recipe to my wife and she asked me to print a copy of the recipe.

Benita Roberts said...

Looks delicious and easy to make! Definitely will be giving this one a try! Have a great one! Love and hugs!

happyone said...

mmmm that looks so good. I like clementines a lot.

Susan Kane said...

My daughter lives a gluten free diet; she would love this.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser delicioso este bolo.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Sami said...

I've made this cake and it's moist and delicious. Thanks Jan :)

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Thank you for the ideas for low carb crepes...I think I will try the almond meal one first....We have a few meals that use crepes. One is filled with leftover chicken paprikas and another is filled with a mix of cottage cheese and sour cream. They often have a simple vegetable soup first.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmm.....love Ria 💕

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

This looks like a perfect afternoon tea delight! I will save this recipe, it sounds delightfully yummy and easy on the tummy too! Blessings to you Jan :)

carol l mckenna said...

Love clementine ~ recipe sounds fantastic!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lowcarb team member said...

Thickethouse.wordpress said...
Thank you for the ideas for low carb crepes...I think I will try the almond meal one first....We have a few meals that use crepes. One is filled with leftover chicken paprikas and another is filled with a mix of cottage cheese and sour cream. They often have a simple vegetable soup first

Hello again and thanks for coming back and letting me know you will try the almond meal low carb crepes suggestion first …
Enjoy I'm sure you will.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!