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Flourless Cumquat Cake - *Gluten free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free

Cumquat cake

Flourless Cumquat Cake

*Gluten free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free



  • 375g cumquats (or 2 small oranges)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 150 – 180g Natvia, depending on your sweet tooth (or other natural unprocessed sweetener such as coconut sugar.)
  • 250g almond meal (or Almonds processed down to a meal (TM 5 sec / Speed 7)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free)




  1. Place Cumquats or oranges in `saucepan of water and bring to boil and cook, covered for 2 hours.
  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Grease (I used coconut oil spray) and line a 21cm / 8 inch Springform tin.
  2. Drain your cooked and cooled fruit and, when cool, throw them into into food processor and process using the pulse button until you form a smooth puree.  *If you are using oranges, quarter them first. Cumquats are fine to go in whole. (TM Turbo 2 sec, 2 – 3 times)
  3. Add eggs to the food processor and mix well to combine. (TM 20 sec/ Speed 5.)  
  4. Add remaining ingredients and process until well combined. (TM 20 sec / Speed 7, scrape bowl & repeat.)
  5. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a skewer will come out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool, on a rack, but in the tin. When the cake is cooled, remove from tin.
  6. Dust with Natvia Icing mix (optional) and serve!