Fluffy lemon almond cake

Yes… I did mention fluffy and almond cake in the same sentence. (Or maybe it’s just me)… but gluten free cakes made with almond meal can be quite dense.

Props to Me and My Thermie for the wonderful cake recipe. The butterfly attachment helps make the batter all nice and fluffy.

Mill speed 9 / 10 seconds, then set aside:

  • 120g (240g) almonds

Place the butterfly in the Thermomix bowl and whip 4 Min / Speed 4 / MC off:

  • 40g (80g) rapadura or coconut sugar
  • (4) large eggs

Add and blend 1 Min / Speed 4:

  • (8) tbs butter OR 35g (70g) oil – I used Rapeseed

Add and mix 1 Min / Speed 4:

  • 120g (240g) almond flour from earlier
  • ½ (1) tsp salt

Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add and blend 30 Sec / Speed 4:

  • 60g (120g) full fat coconut milk OR your preferred milk, if not paleo or dairy free

Add and mix 10 Sec / Speed 4:

  • 1 (2) tsp baking powder
  • Zest of a lemon

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat the blend.

Bake for 35-40 Min / 200°C or 180deg fan forced, until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Lemon cream cheese frosting

This is the same frosting used on Louise Fulton-Keats’ Carrot Cupcakes. (Try these too! They’re SO good!)

Ingredients:

  • 150g cream cheese
  • 40g icing sugar
  • 3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method:

  1. To make icing, place cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice into mixing bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl and blend a further 10 sec/speed 4 or until mixture is smooth.
  2. Spread icing over cooled cupcakes to serve.

Enjoy!

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