99.Almond Lemon Cake Recipe: Gluten-free

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Almond Lemon Cake Recipe: Gluten-free

A light cake with a superb flavour.


8 oz / 200g ground almonds

4 eggs

50 ml olive oil

4 oz / 100g sugar

2 oz / 50g cornflour

juice of one lemon

½ tsp / 2g bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp / 1g cream of tartar (or a gluten-free raising agent)


Beat all the ingredients together. This is best done in a liquidiser.

Finally beat in the bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar, then pour the mixture onto a shallow tray lined with non-stick baking parchment.


Preheated oven

gas mark 3 325°F 160°C

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes when the top should be golden brown and the sides shrinking away from the tin.

Cool for ten minutes before turning out onto a wire tray.

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