almond cake orange recipes Oct 04, 2023

This recipe is such a beautiful dessert! I don't do cakes often but this cake only has 6 ingredients AND is zero waste - yep, we use the whole orange! We use a method of boiling the oranges first to take away the bitterness of the skin and it results in such a delicious flavour and is a super impressive dessert if you are entertaining. Pairs perfectly with some Greek yoghurt/kefir or just good old fashioned cream - and I love some roasted pistachios too, yummm!! Enjoy.

Orange & Almond Cake

Makes 16 serves


4 x small oranges

4 x eggs

½ cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups almond meal

2 teaspoons baking powder


Heat oven to 180°C. Place three of the oranges in a saucepan with a lid and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, lower temperature, and simmer for 40 minutes, making sure they remain covered with water. Once cooked, take them out of the water and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, line a 24cm square cake tin with baking paper. Take the remaining orange and thinly slice into half moons, then arrange the slices in the base of the cake tin.

Cut the boiled and cooled oranges into wedges and remove any seeds, place them in a food processor (skin and all) or blender with the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla. Blitz until smooth then mix together with the almond meal and baking powder. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool, then turn the cake out onto a plate and serve.

Serving tips: Goes well with Greek/kefir yoghurt or cream and some chopped, roasted pistachios.

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