Flourless Orange Cake

Posted on: March 26th, 2009 by admin No Comments

This recipe is well known among our circle of friends. It’s Jacqui’s famous recipe for the orange cake that is to die for. This recipe kindly comes from our friend Timothy in LA, who is spreading the flourless magic on the West coast! Good for gluten-free’s and anyone who loves cake really.



  • 2 large oranges (pref. navel or type low in seeds) or 3 if small size
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 g (2 c) almond meal, if you can otherwise use blanched almonds
  • 250 g (1 1/4c) sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Boil whole oranges in adequate water (about halfway up the pot) for approx 30 mins or until soft when skewered. Remove from water and allow to cool. Quarter and remove any large seeds.

If you can’t get almond meal, place the blanched almonds in a food processor and grind until a coarse breadcrumb consistency (coarser or finer depending on your taste). Place in small bowl and mix in the baking powder.

Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF). Place oranges (skin and all) in a food processor and blend until they are all mashed up. Place in a large bowl and mix in the sugar.

Alternate adding some almond mix (to orange mix) then an egg until all used up, ie. add almond/egg /almond/egg etc. Mix well and place in a greased and lined springform tin. Different diameters of tin will change the height of the cake. You can even make cupcakes/friands from this recipe with wonderful results.

Bake for approx 1 hour or until firm to the touch in the center.

Serve with sweetened creme fraiche / double cream / orange syrup, whatever you fancy
*this cake looks pretty with a bit of powdered sugar dusted over top.

Thanks T!

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