Unusual: the steamed cake from Tookies Gambetta

Cake Orange Romarin

© Émilie Guelpa

Beautiful, tasty and “ natural ”, this magnificent, highly Instagrammable orange cake is signed by Jennifer Hart-Smith , a former French-Australian designer who has converted to natural pastry .

Known for her famous “ tookies ” (personalized cookies made from alternative flour), it is in her latest book Pâtisserie naturelle - The recipes of a naturopathic pastry shop that she reveals her original recipes for gourmets with a fragile stomach. !

Moroccan-inspired, this steamed cake enchants with its citrus flavors and rosemary scent . In addition, no mess, we use the whole orange ! Can we be tempted?

For 8 people.

Preparation : 30 minutes

Cooking : 1h10


Orange slices in syrup

  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar , water and 2 sprigs of rosemary . Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.

  • Place the orange slices in the syrup . Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the slices on a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Lightly grease a round mold 18 centimeters in diameter, then line it with the orange slices and the last sprig of rosemary . Make sure the steamer is full of water and heat it up.

The cake

  • In a bowl, work the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk for 4 minutes until the mixture forms a ribbon.

  • Still with a whisk, add the ground almonds , flour , salt and baking powder . Pour in the oil , the orange juice and the grated zest .

  • Pour the appliance into the mold over the orange slices in the syrup and place it in the steamer.

  • Check the water level while cooking. Cook for 1 hour, or a little longer depending on your steamer.

  • Turn out and decorate with a whipped cream and a few small rosemary leaves .

Pâtisserie Naturelle , Jennifer Hart-Smith, Éditions Marabout, € 19.90.

Also discover the recipe for pavlova with mirabelle plums and charlotte with blueberries .

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