Gluten-Free Flourless Walnut Cake

Recipe by Jubes
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 22cm springform cake tin with baking paper.
  • Using an electric beater, beat the egg yolks and the sugar together. COntinue beating until light and fluffy. This should take about five minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grate the zest of the entire lemon. Add the zest to the egg yolk mixture. Set aside.
  • Using a food processor or mini-mill grind the walnuts. You are looking for a fine nut meal texture. Set aside.
  • In a seperate bowl, beat the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • 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.
  • Very carefully, fold in the remaining egg whites. Do not overbeat as you are looking to keep a light airy texture.
  • 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.
  • Allow the cake to cool comepletely in the tin befoore removing to serve.
  • Suggested serving with freshly whipped cream.