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Blood orange and coconut cake

May 19, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by anka
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

Usually, I follow original Nigella Lawson’s recipes for Clementine Cake and make with Clementine and almond flour. This time I used blood oranges and shredded unsweetened coconut instead. If I have to cook citrus for two hours, usually I will cook for 2-3 cakes and store them in the freezer. —anka

What You'll Need
  • 350 grams blood oranges (about 2 medium)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 225 grams white sugar (1 cup)
  • 250 grams shredded unsweetened coconut (about 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Put the blood oranges in a pan with some cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 hours. Drain and when cool remove the seeds if there is any. Put the blood oranges; skins and all in a food processor.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF.
  3. Line a 21cm / 8 inch or 23 cm / 9 inch spring form with parchment paper.
  4. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor and mix.
  5. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for an hour, cover with foil first 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in a springform.
  7. Serve.
  8. It will be even better the next day.

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1 Review

Victoria January 21, 2024
This cake was easy and a hit with our guests. I offered blueberry sauce and chocolate sauce and both went well.