Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake

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This Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake is moist and packed full of delicious flavour. This orange and almond cake is made using simple ingredients and is one of the easiest cakes you will ever make.

Slice of gluten free orange almond cake on a plate with the rest of the cake.

Ever since I shared my flourless almond and lemon cake I knew that I had to make an orange almond cake recipe next . This cake does not disappoint. It is moist, delicious and will be a hit at your next dinner party.

RECIPE FEATURES

Gluten & Dairy Free – suitable for people with gluten and dairy/lactose intolerances.

Easy to Make – this baked dessert recipe involves a couple of simple steps and will be ready in less than 1 hour.

Healthy wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health store, food markets or on-line store.

orange almond cake in the cake tin

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED

  • Eggs – make sure the eggs are at room temperature.
  • Orange zest and juice from 1 orange
  • Maple syrup – honey or rice malt syrup also works
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond flour or meal
  • Baking powder
  • Cardamom
  • Flaked almonds

HOW TO MAKE

Making this flourless orange almond cake involves a couple of simple steps.

First you need to whisk together your wet ingredients (eggs, orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract) and your orange zest in a large bowl. Then you add your dry ingredients (almond meal, baking powder and cardamom) to the bowl, mixing well to combine.

Then you pour into a lined round baking pan. You could also use a square baking tin or any shape you desire around the 20-23cm size.

Then place the flaked almonds on top. You can make up any pretty design you like here. I would love to see your creations of what you went with.

Then place in the oven and cook for 35 minutes

Super easy hey!!

You can eat it this cake on its own or you could drizzle some paleo lemon curd over the top.

Baked cake in cake tine.

TIPS & FAQS

Can I use eggs straight from the fridge?

It is best to use room temperature eggs to make this cake and baked goods. The mixture will mix more evenly and you will get more volume. If you are ever wondering why your baked desserts look flat then this could be the reason.

How long can I store this cake for?

You can store this cake in your fridge for up to 5 days or in your freezer for 3 months when stored in an air-tight container.

Slice of orange almond cake.

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Gluten Free Orange and Almond cake

Vanessa Gengaroli
This Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake is moist and packed full of delicious flavour. This orange and almond cake is made using simple ingredients and is one of the easiest cakes you will ever make.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Cakes & Desserts
Cuisine Western
Servings 10 slices
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cardamon
  • cup Flaked almonds for decorating

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat. Pre-heat the oven to 175 C | 350 F.
  • Wet Ingredients. Whisk together the eggs, orange zest, orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a large sized bowl.
  • Add Dry Ingredients. Add the almond meal, baking powder and cardamom to the wet mixture, mixing well to combine. Pour the mixture into a greased and line round baking pan (23cm diameter) and decorate with the .almonds.
  • Bake. Place into the oven for 35 minutes to cook or until and inserted skewer withdraws clean.
  • Allow to cool. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then place onto a wire rack to cool for a further 5-10 minutes.

Notes

You can store this cake in your fridge for up to 5 days or in your freezer for 3 months when stored in an air-tight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 95mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16g
Keyword baking, cake, gluten free
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this as 6 individual cakes in individual silicone moulds…they had about 15 minutes…the cardamom was a bit overpowering for me, lovely, but I kept thinking Indian sweets….think I will cut it back to less or use cinnamon….the texture was wonderful as I felt like had something to eat…it was not too dense but nor was it empty fluff…will definitely make again, excellent gluten free snack, thanks. I took photos but don’t do social media and not sure how to attach here..sorry

  2. Vanessa,
    I was wondering if it would be possible to use powdered egg whites in place of the eggs? Do you think that it would work?

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