Grapefruits aren't to everyone's liking and the same can be said for this cake. It's a lovely moist cake that looks stunning, but it's made with whole grapefruits and retains a little bit of the bitterness of the fruit.
If you like your sweets not-so-sweet then give it a go. If you prefer something a little less risky, just swap the grapefruit for oranges and use a little less sugar. This cake is also gluten free, which is great if you're baking for anyone who can't handle flour.
: 25 minutes
: 2 hours
: 12 serves
Syrup & Topping
220g caster sugar
1 vanilla bean pod (or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste)
2 grapefruit (sliced thin)
Juice of 1 grapefruit (for later)
250g caster sugar (215g if making an orange cake)
300g almond meal
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
The cake goes great with some whipped plain cream. Don't add too much sugar. The cream will also help balance out a bit of the bitterness.
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