Flourless Orange Almond Cake

In this cake I use the entire orange, peel, juice and pulp. It’s so zesty and delicious and easy to make.

This Flourless Orange Almond cake is gluten-free and refined sugar-free, it’s moist and delicious and a real crowd pleaser. It also has a carrot thrown in for some extra goodness.

It’s a perfect to eat at any time of day but we’ve been enjoying it with a dollop of cream after dinner whilst watching Stranger Things with the family. It would be perfect served with a cup of tea when having a friend drop in is no longer a thing of the past!

Many of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They go to great lengths to ensure everything they source is amazing quality, they stock all my favorite products and I don’t even have to leave the house! Oh and the cherry on the cake is they donate profits to improve food security for vulnerable Aussies.

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Prep 20 mins. Cook 1 hr.

1 orange, unpeeled and coarsely chopped

1 medium carrot

125 grams unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup sugar, I used rapadura sugar (the cake isn’t overly sweet so add an extra 1/4 sugar if you think your family will prefer)

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2.5 cups almond meal

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tsp ground ginger

Pinch salt


Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and line the base and sides of a 22cm round spring-form cake pan.

Place orange and carrot in food processor and process until finely chopped (thermie speed 8 for 20 seconds)

Add butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Process until well combined. (thermie SP5/15 seconds) Add almond meal, baking powder, spices and salt. Process until well combined.(thermie SP5/15 seconds).

Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean,  spinning half way. Cover with foil and continue cooking  f the top browns too quickly.. Cool in pan for 30 minutes then turn onto wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

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Some other delicious recipes containing oranges you might like are Chocolate Orange Truffles and Orange and Poppyseed Bars.

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