Orange and Almond Cake (GF, DF)








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Orange and Almond Cake (GF, DF)

By: Almond Board of Australia

I love recipes like this simple Orange and Almond cake, which has only five ingredients and can be prepped in under six minutes. (It does take a while to cook, however, but don’t be put off!)

This intensely flavoured, moist cake will make your home smell wonderful, and the uplifting properties of orange oil will put the whole house in a good mood.

I like to think of this cake as Feel-Good Food. Enjoy!


  • 2 large oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 sugar (I used caster)
  • 250 ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Wash oranges and place in a deep saucepan so that they are almost covered with water.

Step 2

Bring to the boil and then put the ild on, reduce heat and simmer for two hours.

Step 3

Remove oranges to a chopping board and allow to cool.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius and grease and line a 22cm springform cake tin.

Step 5

Cut oranges in half, remove pips and then chop into medium-sized pieces.

Step 6

Place oranges and eggs into a food processor and blend on high for a minute until mixture is frothy.

Step 7

Scrape down the sides with a spatula and then add sugar, almonds and baking powder and blend for another minute until fully combined.

Step 8

Pour mixture into the cake tin using the spatula and then bake for approximately 50-70 minutes. It is hard to give an exact time as the size of the oranges will vary – start checking from about 50 minutes and if the cake is still very wet cook it for a bit longer. I use a skewer to test that the cake is cooked right through.

Step 9

Cool cake in tin before gently turning it out on a plate.

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