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Favorite Recipes: sugar free, gluten free clementine cake

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Name: Margot B. (MaggieLane)
Total Recipes: 1



sugar free, gluten free clementine cake

Dish: Cakes
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Diet: Gluten-free
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Servings: ? alot
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 2hr 40 min

  • 1 lb 4 or 5 - clementines/mandarins
  • 6 - eggs
  • 3/4 Cups - splenda or( 1 cup plus 2 T sugar if sugar is not your problem)
  • 2 1/2 cups - almond flour or finely ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 tsp - baking powder

put the clementines in a pot with enough cold water to cover,(they will float) bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook for 2 hours.  Drain the water and let stand till cool.  Cut the fruit in half and remove the seeds and put the whole fruit, skin, pith and all in a food processor and chop fine.

PreHeat the oven to 375 degrees

Butter the sides and line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper.

mix the wet ingredients (eggs, and clementines) until well blended add dry ingredients and mix until well combined then pour into the prepared pan.


Bake for 1 hour but at about 40 minutes cover with foil so the top doesn't burn.  It is done when a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in the pan on a rack.  This cake is supposed to be better the next day but I thought it was great immediately. 


I am on a very low carb very high portein, sugar free diet to control  my diabetes.  Since I can have unlimited nuts and eggs and fruit this cake is one of the few sweets I can eat. 

And since just a sliver in plenty  It will server about 16 for a very satisfying dessert.  Top with a little salted ricotta cheese and you have everything you could want.  The salt, the sweet the fruit, the nuts and the cheese.  :)  enjoy

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Sara C. (saraindixie) -
6/26/2016 10:48 PM ET
Can't wait to try this recipe. Am having problems with high blood sugar and need help with my craving for sweets. Thanks for sharing. Will watch for more postings. Thanks SLC
Vivian M. (vivie)
7/12/2015 7:20 PM ET
Thank you so much for this recipe, can't wait to make it, I too have diabetes so I am sure I will enjoy this.
Linda (wherearemyglasses) -
2/7/2015 3:29 PM ET
What kind of Splenda? I mean I have seen different kinds. Also, do you think you could use mandarins in this recipe? And salted ricotta? This recipe sound great for getting my diabetic stubborn Irish husband to start eating better.LOL
Jennifer L.
5/21/2014 11:12 PM ET
Thank you, I am passing on this recipe to my sister, whose daughter has celiac.
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