Mini Flourless Orange and Almond Cakes (Gluten-Free) Recipe

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Mini Flourless Orange and Almond Cakes (Gluten-Free)
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  1. Preheat oven to 180°C Line 2 x 12 mini muffin pans with mini paper cases.
  2. Using an electric mixer- beat together the butter, sugar and orange zest for 5 minutes, or until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
  4. In a seperate bowl- mix together the ground almonds/almond meal, coconut, polenta and baking powder.
  5. Stir in the dry mix to the butter mixture and then add the orange juice and buttermilk. Stir well to combine.
  6. Divide the mixture into the paper cases and smooth the surface of the mini cakes with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake approx 12 minutes or until the tops are firm when lightly toughed and a skewer inserted into the centre of a cake will come out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cakes to a wire tray to cool- about 30 minutes.
  9. To make the icing- place sifted icing sugar and orange juice in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until combined.
  10. Spread a small spoonful of icing over each cake and decorate with orange zest if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 131.24 Kcal (549 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.01g 11%
Cholesterol 20.47mg 7%
Sodium 39.03mg 2%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbs 15.73g 5%
Sugars 7.7g 31%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 2%
Protein 2.07g 4%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 24.8mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 390.24 Kcal (1634 kJ)
Calories from fat 187.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.83g 11%
Cholesterol 60.86mg 7%
Sodium 116.07mg 2%
Potassium 220.02mg 2%
Total Carbs 46.76g 5%
Sugars 22.9g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1.76g 2%
Protein 6.16g 4%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 3%
Iron 1.8mg 3%
Calcium 73.6mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.1
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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