Almond Clementine Loaf Cake

A very easy recipe, adapted from a lemon version of this cake.

If you don’t have Clementines you can just substitute with oranges. Or try lemons for a more tangy citrus flavour.

Almond Clementine Loaf Cake Recipe
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
for the cake
  1. 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour*
  2. 1/2 cup almond flour
  3. 1 tbsp. baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 1 cup castor sugar
  6. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. 1/4 cup apple sauce
  9. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  10. 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  11. Juice and zest of two clementines {can replace with one and a half oranges}
  12. 1/4 cup flaked raw almonds
for the syrup
  1. 1/3 cup castor sugar
  2. Juice of one clementine and three or four slices of clementine with peel
for the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
  2. Grease a loaf pan {22 - 25cm long}
  3. Combine coconut milk and apple cider vinegar and allow to stand for five minutes
  4. Whisk together sugar, coconut oil and olive oil until light and creamy, with an electric beater
  5. Add apple sauce, juice and zest of the clementines/oranges and whisk until combined
  6. Sift in flours, baking powder and salt and whisk on low speed until combined
  7. Add coconut milk mixture to batter and whisk again to combine
  8. Pour batter into greased loaf pan
  9. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top of batter
  10. Bake for 45 minutes or until inserted skewer is free of batter when removed
for the syrup
  1. Add sugar and clementine juice and slices to a small sauce pan
  2. Slowly dissolve sugar over medium heat on stove top
  3. Remove from heat once liquid becomes slightly syrupy (not caramelised) and clementine slices start to become slightly candied
for serving
  1. Carefully remove cake loaf from pan and place on serving plate or stand. Pour syrup and candied clementine slices over loaf cake while cake is still slightly warm.
  1. *Add 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum if not included in gluten free flour mix


  1. Danielle

    August 13, 2015

    Hi, this looks delicious! Could the sugar be replaced with xylitol or honey for a sugar free version?

    • Wida Foster

      August 14, 2015

      Hi Danielle. I haven’t tried this recipe with xylitol, but any liquid sweetener should work well with this recipe. Hope that helps.

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