Boiled orange lime and almond cake

Great as a dessert with unsweetened plain yoghurt or a sweet treat

SERVES 10
TIME TO MAKE 2+ hours
MEAL TYPE Dessert
SERVES 10
TIME TO MAKE 2+ hours
MEAL TYPE Dessert

Method

  1. Scrub the oranges and limes.  Put the oranges in a large pot of boiling water and simmer for 1 hour.  Add the limes and continue cooking for 1 hour more, or until all the fruit is very soft
  2. Remove from water and allow to cool  
  3. Cut the fruit in half, remove the seeds and discard.  Put the remaining whole fruit, including the skins, into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Preheat the oven to 190°C.  Lightly spray a 22cm-springform tin with canola spray and line it with paper
  5. Beat the eggs, egg whites, sugar and baking powder until thick and pale, then fold in the almond meal and citrus puree
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre
  7. Allow to cool in the tin

 

Recipe from Deliciously Healthy Cookbook, Heart Foundation, 2001.

  • oranges
  • limes
  •  
    canola , cooking spray
  • eggs
  • egg whites
  • 1 1/2  cups
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 225 g
    almond meal
  •  
    yoghurt, reduced-fat, to serve
Per serve
  • Energy
    752 kJ
  • Total Fat
    14g
  • Saturated Fat
    1.3g
  • Protein
    8.3g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    4.7g
  • Dietary Fibre
    3.5g
  • Sodium
    44mg

Method

  1. Scrub the oranges and limes.  Put the oranges in a large pot of boiling water and simmer for 1 hour.  Add the limes and continue cooking for 1 hour more, or until all the fruit is very soft
  2. Remove from water and allow to cool  
  3. Cut the fruit in half, remove the seeds and discard.  Put the remaining whole fruit, including the skins, into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Preheat the oven to 190°C.  Lightly spray a 22cm-springform tin with canola spray and line it with paper
  5. Beat the eggs, egg whites, sugar and baking powder until thick and pale, then fold in the almond meal and citrus puree
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre
  7. Allow to cool in the tin

 

Recipe from Deliciously Healthy Cookbook, Heart Foundation, 2001.