Recipe: Clementine Mimosa Cake

The other night we had a lot to celebrate. I got a new job, my boyfriend got into an awesome graduate program and a bottle of cava had somehow managed to survive in the fridge since New Years. We opened it to toast our accomplishments but the next morning we realized it had been left out overnight and had gone flat. I hate to let anything go to waste, even flat champagne, but what to do with it? I googled Mimosa Cake and didn’t find what I was looking for, so I came up with this new recipe. (By the way it’s free of dairy, refined sugar & gluten.)

Clementine Mimosa Cake

6 Clementine oranges (or 2 navel oranges)

4 eggs

1/2 cup agave nectar

2 cups almond flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup flat sparkling white wine (champagne, cava, prosecco, or whatever)

Another 1/2 cup agave

Wash and remove any stems from the clementines then boil them for about half an hour or until a knife slides easily to the center. (Navel oranges will take about an hour or more. This isn’t an exact science and the oranges don’t need to be totally cooked.) Puree the oranges in a food processor and allow them to cool. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Add the eggs, agave, almond flour, and baking soda to the orange puree. Pour the mixture into a round cake pan. (Don’t overfill. The cake will rise a little.) Bake for about 40 minutes to an hour, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (cooking time varies with your oven and your cake pan.) The center of the cake will be faintly orange and the sides will be darker.  Allow the cake to cool in the pan for an hour and a half.

While the cake is baking, combine the other 1/2 cup of agave and the champagne in a sauce pan and simmer for about 10 minutes. Slice the cake into wedges, then pour 1/4th-2/3ths a cup of the champagne syrup over the cake, depending on how sweet you want it to be.  (I made it a little less sweet since it was served for breakfast. There will be leftover syrup, which can be used just like simple syrup.)





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One Response to Recipe: Clementine Mimosa Cake

  1. donald says:

    Aren’t eggs dairy?

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