Gluten-Free Flourless Walnut Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Jubes

Recipe from 4 Ingredients Gluten Free Cookbook. An easy cake to make for friends who are gluten-free without having to go out and buy specialty flours and ingredients For lactose free- dont serve with cream- some strawberries or other fresh fruit instead

Top Review by Sunshine_Celine

wow - great and simple recipe, at last a GF cake recipe that you can 'pull off' without mixing multiple flours! It is light and very 'cake-y' even without any binder. We ate ours with a side of yoghurt and it was a yummy breakfast too. Next time I'll do it again I may try to lower the sugar content as it was too sweet for me, but my husband loved it as is!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 22cm springform cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric beater, beat the egg yolks and the sugar together. COntinue beating until light and fluffy. This should take about five minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, grate the zest of the entire lemon. Add the zest to the egg yolk mixture. Set aside.
  4. Using a food processor or mini-mill grind the walnuts. You are looking for a fine nut meal texture. Set aside.
  5. In a seperate bowl, beat the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Add the ground walnuts to the egg yolk mixture as well. Stir until thoroughly blended.
  7. Very carefully, fold in the remaining egg whites. Do not overbeat as you are looking to keep a light airy texture.
  8. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. WHen done should be firm to the touch and golden brown.
  9. Allow the cake to cool comepletely in the tin befoore removing to serve.
  10. Suggested serving with freshly whipped cream.

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