Layered Citrus Cake

Sep 8, 2017

Zesty Orange and Lime Layers to Make the Perfect Sweet Treat!

To celebrate Bec’s 33rd birthday we are sharing one of her favourites with you. She has always been a fan of citrus – so this is a double whammy! The gorgeous lime and orange layers combine to create visually stunning and completely delicious Thermomix cake.

This gluten free / dairy free cake was created for The Kitchen Garden Issue of the magazine which has a whole section of “Citrus Faves” in it (not all sweets though! The Citrus Grilled Chicken is a fabulous example of how you can use citrus to create a great mid-week dinner!)

Did you know we have a monthly magazine for Thermomixers? It is called The 4 Blades Magazine and you can find it as an app on iTunes and Google Play. Every issue has 40+ tried and tested Thermomix recipes centred around a particular theme. The mag is delivered directly to your Apple or Android mobile device – no shipping fees required!

With 45+ tried and tested Thermomix recipes, here is what you will find inside The Kitchen Garden Issue:

    • From the fruit orchard we will help you create dinners AND sweets from stone fruits, apples and pears. The Nectarine and Chicken Kebabs are delish.
    • From the berry patch you will create some impressive sweet treats. The Berry Mascarpone Dessert Pizza has had rave reviews.
    • From your climbing garden you will be able to make yummy dinners with snow peas and sugar snap peas, like our cover image – Beef and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry. You will also find sweets made from kiwi fruit, passionfruit and grapes.
    • From the crawling garden there will be starters and sides galore – perfect for entertaining. Melons, cucumbers, zucchinis and pumpkins feature here!
    • With your root veggies you can create the best potato salad, parsnip mash, soup, bread and finger foods!
    • Looking for a great caesar salad? We have it! Along with other great ideas for ways to use your healthy greens.
    • Use your citrus faves to make delicious dinners, sweets, and drinks.
    • From the trees you can create the most amazing dishes, like Marinated Olives and Choc Cherry Cheesecake.

Here is the whole issue in less than 1 minute:

Want to check out The Kitchen Garden Issue in the app? Tap the appropriate icon for your device below.

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This recipe makes brilliant use of your Thermomix. It cooks the fruit in the internal steaming basket, it grinds the almonds, whips the eggs and blends it all together. What a wonder that machine is!

Bec will be subbing out the sugar for xylitol for a lower carb option – you are welcome to do this too if that suits your dietary style.

Have you tried this recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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Layered Citrus Cake

  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10


A gorgeous cake that tastes as good as it looks! We love that you can see the lime layer on the bottom and the orange layer on top. That makes it truly unique, and it’s quite the showstopper when you are entertaining!

This recipe was also featured on the T4B blog to celebrate Bec’s birthday, as it is one of her favourites. She has always been a fan of citrus – so this is a double whammy!

Recipe Tester Feedback: “I really loved that this was gluten and dairy free, and the smell of the fruit steaming was so amazing!” – Liz

No: Gluten / Dairy
Contains: Egg / Nuts


  • oranges – 2, small, halved (approx. 320g total)
  • limes – 2, halved
  • water – 1L, hot tap
  • sugar – 210g
  • almonds – 200g
  • baking powder – 2 tsp (*ensure GF if required)
  • eggs – 6


  • icing sugar – 100g
  • orange – 1, juice only


  1. Add the halved oranges (2) and limes (2) to the internal steaming basket. Fill the bowl with hot water (1L). Set the basket in place. Program 60 minutes / 100C / Speed 2, measuring cap on.
  2. Set the internal steaming basket aside to cool slightly, removing any seeds.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a springform pan with baking paper.
  4. To the clean, dry bowl, add the sugar (210g). Blitz Speed 9 / 3 seconds.
  5. Add the almonds (200g) to the bowl. Blitz Speed 8 / 15 seconds. Scrape down sides. Set aside in a small bowl.
  6. Add the cooked oranges to the bowl. Blitz Speed 8 / 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.
  7. Insert the whisk attachment. Add 200g of the almond / sugar mixture, baking powder (1 tsp only) and eggs (3 only) to the bowl. Program 3 minutes / Speed 4.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, add the cooked limes to the bowl. Blitz Speed 8 / 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.
  11. Insert the whisk attachment. Add the remaining almond / sugar mixture (approx. 200g), baking powder (1 tsp) and eggs (3) to the bowl. Program 3 minutes / Speed 4.
  12. Pour the mixture over the cooked orange layer.
  13. Bake for another 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  14. Allow to sit and cool for at least 10 minutes before removing the sides of the springform pan.
  15. Place the icing sugar (100g) into a small bowl and gradually add orange juice (from 1 orange) to form a thin glaze.
  16. Once the cake is completely cooled, drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  17. Serve.


Can be frozen

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours

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