You can use any fruit you like when you make this decadent gluten-free cake. So many possibilities!



 

From Sylwia: "This dish makes me happy because it combines the sweetness of fruit, milky flavor of mascarpone and lemon savor of cake layers; it's fresh and really delicious! This cake makes you feel better when summer is over, just use the frozen fruit!"

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Serves 8

For the cake:



1 1/2 cup ground almonds

1 1/2 cup wholemeal rice flour

3 eggs

250 g butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt



For the filling:

750 g mascarpone cheese

2/3 cup heavy cream

50 g confectioners sugar

juice of 1 lemon 

any kind of fruit (I used mixed berries)


  1. preheat the oven to 350F (180oC / gas 4)
  2. butter and line 10-11 inch round cake pan (springform is great)
  3. beat the butter and sugar in a food processor until pale and fluffy (about 5 minutes)
  4. beat in the egg yolks one by one, add the lemon zest and juice
  5. stir in the rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and add the ground almonds
  6. in a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff and gently fold them into the cake mixture
  7. put the batter into the tin and bake for 50 - 60 minutes until set and golden
  8. let the cake cool down in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and leave it on a rack and rest for an hour
  9. whisk all the filling ingredients together until combined (retain a little bit of fruit to use as garnish as well as having some in the filling)
  10. When the cake has cooled, cut it into two even layers and place one layer on your serving plate or cake stand.
  11. Spread the mascarpone filling on top of the first layer, retaining some for the top and sides of the cake if you desire. You could also just use it all in the middle.
  12. Place the second layer on top. If you retained more filling you can frost the top and side of the cake too.
  13. garnish with remaining fruit.
  14. Allow to rest for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.

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You can use any fruit you like when you make this decadent gluten-free cake. So many possibilities!

You can use any fruit you like when you make this decadent gluten-free cake. So many possibilities!
Photography by Sylwia Kotlarz

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