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Nigella Lawson's Clementine Almond Cake: Flourless Cake Recipe

A few weeks ago I saw a tweet by Alejandra, aka @nandita, mentioning a Clementine Flourless Cake by Nigella Lawson. I knew that I would HAVE to make the cake that very weekend. First, I ♥ Nigella. Second, clementines happened to be on sale at my grocery store. Third, it'd be a perfect excuse to have friends over for dinner.

Because the recipe is incredibly easy and I made it exactly as written, I will not retype it. Instead, I'll just summarize it for you.

Clementine Almond Cake

You basically boil 5 clementines in water for two hours. Yes, it sounds like a long time, but use that time to clean, catch up on your favorite TV shows or nap.

After two hours, take the clementines out of the pot and let them cool. Do NOT try the remaining liquid. It is incredibly bitter: I'm speaking from the experience. 

In a food processor, puree the clementines. Yes, with skin and everything!

Add eggs, ground almonds, sugar and baking powder. Pour into a spring form pan and bake in the oven.

Let the cake cool, remove from the baking pan and serve topped with powdered sugar or blood orange sorbet, or just as is.

This was such an easy dessert to make! For someone who loves chocolate, I was surprised how much I really liked this citrus cake. It was moist and dense and smelled like sunshine!

Tell me about dessert you have made lately!