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-shop, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They offer amazing quality ingredients and value for money and they stock all my favourite products and I don’t even have to leave the house!
If you’re looking for more recipe inspiration take a look at my ebook, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes.
It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved and take the guess work out of what delicious, healthy food to make your kids for lunch!
FLOURLESS ORANGE ALMOND CAKE
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)
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
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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