Gluten-free chocolate almond cake with plums

With a crown of softly whipped cream and juicy plums, this dessert is simply sublime - and the fact it’s gluten free just makes it even better! Enjoy for a decadent baked treat this summer.

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jan 13, 2020

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  • Mexican char-grilled corn salad with coriander dressing

    This salad is a riot of flavour and texture! Beans, tomatoes and basil combine with char-grilled corn and pieces of crispy flatbread to create an all-round delight. It's the perfect side for your next summer barbecue.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jan 13, 2020

  • Italian plum ricotta tart

    This tart is just divine and works with pretty much any variety of plum. It’s not too sweet, so you will find that even people who claim not to have a sweet tooth will love it!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jan 13, 2020

  • Buttery potatoes and minted courgettes

    This dish is deceptively simple and incredibly delicious with the courgette maintaining its texture while not being completely raw. Ideal for using up all those courgettes from your garden!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jan 13, 2020

  • Christmas Eton mess

    This is an easy dessert to put together using up any leftover Christmas cake or pudding, fresh fruit that’s ready to be eaten and meringues. Plus, it’s super-yum!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 25, 2019

  • One-pan ham, spuds and vegetables

    There's no need to throw out your Christmas leftovers, give them a makeover instead! The brown butter, or beurre noisette, gives these basic leftovers a truly incredible lift.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 25, 2019

  • Chocolate summer berry tart

    Even if you don’t make your own pastry that often, this recipe is so simple that it’s worth the extra effort. The topping could also be tropical fruit or roasted rhubarb, just make sure whatever you use it’s generously piled high.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 29, 2019

  • Peach trifle roll with raspberry jelly filling

    This peach trifle roll is a Christmas winner! It combines all the components of a trifle – custard, cream, fruit, jelly and sherry – rolled into a soft vanilla sponge that can be prepared ahead of time.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 29, 2019

  • Nici Wickes' sweet Christmas mince shortcake

    Try something new with your Christmas fruit mince this year with Nici Wickes’ Christmas shortcake. A sweet, crumbly crust is filled with her mum’s ever-reliable mincemeat recipe, and makes a gorgeous gift for friends and family.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 18, 2019

  • Raspberry and white chocolate brioche

    With zingy raspberries and chunks of white chocolate, all you need is a glass of bubbles to make this the most delicious start to Christmas Day. Start on the dough a day ahead to result in beautifully light brioche.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 18, 2019

  • No-churn strawberry and white chocolate ice cream

    Making a tub of creamy, homemade ice cream doesn’t come any easier than this! You don't even need an ice cream maker for this recipe - simply combine all the divine ingredients and let the freezer do the rest of the work.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 08, 2019

  • Strawberry and cream sponge drops

    These dainty little strawberry sponge sandwiches are divine! The only problem is, it’s very easy to eat a lot of them - which makes them perfect for dinner parties so they can be gobbled up quickly by your guests.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 08, 2019

  • Gluten-free strawberry, ricotta and pistachio cake

    Strawberries and pistachios are great friends, and this deliciously moist cake is a fantastic way to highlight the duo. The gluten-free delight is also high in protein, so it makes a dessert that is as filling as it is tasty!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 08, 2019

  • Venison platter with hummus and green salsa

    This platter is a great way to enjoy quality, lean venison as a starter or with other barbecue meats and salads. The salsa is packed with herbs and the hummus adds a lovely creaminess, creating a dish bursting with flavours and texture.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 04, 2019