Clementine and Almond Cake

Clementine and Almond Cake

Timbercraft would like to share this delicious Clementine and Almond Cake recipe from Neff. Perfect for any time of year as you can use whatever berries are in season to decorate.

Whilst the contents of this recipe have been developed for use in conjunction with a Neff oven, it is possible to achieve successful results when using different oven brands. Simply follow the recipe and refer to your appliance user manual, as some manufacturers may suggest using higher temperature settings.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 40 mins, plus cooling
Serves 8-10
160°C CircoTherm®

450g (16oz) clementines, about 7
310g (11oz) ground almonds
140g (5oz) unrefined caster sugar
110g (4oz) icing sugar
6 large eggs
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
Icing sugar, for dusting
Seasonal berries, to serve

1. Place the whole clementines (peel and all) in a saucepan, cover with 1 litre (2 pints) boiling water and boil for 30 minutes. Drain and cool before cutting in half and removing any pips.

2. Preheat the oven to CircoTherm® 160°C and line the base and sides of a deep, 20cm (8in) springform cake tin with baking parchment. Place the clementines and all the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blitz on full power for 15-20 seconds until it’s a thick batter.

3. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake on shelf 1 for 1 hour 10 minutes. Check the cake is cooked – a skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean – then remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 30 minutes before turning out.

4. Remove the baking parchment when the cake is completely cold. Dust with icing sugar and serve with some fresh berries, such as redcurrants and raspberries.

Cook’s tip: This easy cake is a great dessert and it keeps well, too. It’s flour-free, so perfect for people with wheat or gluten intolerance – just make sure you use gluten-free baking powder.
Why use this particular Neff function? The dense batter takes quite a long time to cook all the way through, so in a regular oven it could be prone to drying out. But by using CircoTherm®, the mixture bakes evenly, for a deliciously moist result.