Healthy Clementine Cake with Almond Flour (Gluten-Free)

Healthy Clementine Cake with Almond Flour (Gluten-Free)


I can’t get over how incredibly delicious this healthy clementine cake is.

It's made with almond flour and is the perfect twist on a classic cake recipe.

Healthy Clementine Cake with Almond Flour is:

High-Protein, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free,
Dairy-Free, Naturally Sweetened, Grain-Free,
Refined Sugar-Free, Easy-to-Make

The trick to making cakes that are healthy enough to eat everyday (if you want to) without worrying about your waistline is to replace the high-carbohydrate ingredients with low-carbohydrate ones.

Instead of refined sugar and regular white flour, this cake uses only maple syrup as a natural sweetener.

Almond flour is naturally gluten-free, high in protein and low in carbs, so it won’t leave you with the blood sugar ups and downs that come with white flour recipes. It’s like a miracle recipe and even healthy enough to eat every day if you love it.

This healthy clementine cake recipe has just a hint of sweetness, which I prefer as I don’t have a big sweet tooth. If you want a sweeter treat, up the quantity of maple syrup which will do the trick.

Healthy Clementine Cake with Almond Flour (Gluten-Free)

Prep time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes


  • 250g of almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 100g of maple syrup
  • 6 clementines
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 drops of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon


  1. Place the whole clementines (rind included) in a saucepan and fill with water. Bring to the boil on your hob. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the clementines saving the water they have been cooked in and allow the clementines to cool to room temperature.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a deep cake tine with baking paper.
  4. Transfer the clementines to the food processor and process until smooth.
  5. Add remaining cake ingredients and process until just combined. Transfer cake mixture to the cake tin.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, until the cake is slightly golden around the edges and feels firm when gently poked in the centre.
  7. Turn off the oven and allow the cake to sit an additional 5 minutes in the oven.
  8. Allow the cake to cool for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving.
  9. Store in an airtight container and enjoy as a healthy snack or dessert.

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