Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Caramelised Orange & Grapefruit Cake.

I’ve finally finished shuffling furniture around in the study and it now looks twice as big.  I’m not sure why, although I have plenty of room, I’ve never really settled in one particular place to work from home.  Fingers crossed the new study layout suits me for the next few months while we continue to work at home.  Like many of you I’m counting the days until we can return to the office!

Tomorrow I’m planning on doing some baking – I’m thinking some mint chocolate biscuits which might be perfect for Christmas.  Today’s baking recipe is for a caramelised orange and grapefruit cake.  Grapefruit isn’t a flavour you see a lot in baking but I think it works really well with the this cake.  You could swap it for either lemon, lime or more orange if you don’t fancy the grapefruit.

caramelised orange cake

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Caramelised Orange & Grapefruit Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Servings: 6
Best Season: Summer


For the toppings:

For the cake:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC

  2. Grease a 6" round cake tin

  3. Cut the orange into slices and then each slice in half

  4. Place the caster sugar for the topping into a pan over a medium heat

  5. Allow to melt without stirring then pour into the greased cake tin

  6. Carefully place the orange slices on top of the syrup

  7. Whisk together the caster sugar and eggs until doubled in size, about 3 minutes

  8. Stir in the melted dairy free spread and gluten free flour

  9. Zest the grapefruit and stir into the cake batter

  10. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 25 minutes

  11. Remove from the oven and turn onto a plate so the oranges are now on top

  12. Allow to cool before slicing and serving

Keywords: baking, grapefruit, orange
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