Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blood Orange, 'Ricotta' and Almond Upside Down Cake

Blood oranges are available here in Northern California from December through May. The darker color is a result of the temperature in which the oranges are grown, and provides an intense amount of vitamin C, fiber and possible cancer-fighting properties.

No need to pass up this moist cake due to gluten or milk sensitivities. If you are lactose intolerant but can tolerate butter, this delicious cake is for you!

For the Non-Dairy Ricotta:

1 3/4 cups cashew pieces, covered with water and soaked overnight

1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons Trader Joe's Coconut Cream
Juice of 1 large lemon  

1. Drain the pre-soaked cashews in a colander. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Mix well, and store in the fridge until ready to use (up to 3 days).

For the Cake:

Using only almond flour and non-dairy ricotta, follow the directions for the cake on the Smitten Kitchen website here

For the Topping:

Spread a layer of Satsuma & Honey Marmalade on top, previous post link here.

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