Orange & almond cake

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Citrus goodness

This easy, gluten-free recipe combines seasonal citrus with eggs and almonds to make a moist cake that gets better after day one.


  • 2 large oranges, Navels are best
  • 5 eggs
  • 125ml honey or 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 2 & 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • slivered almonds for decorating


Place oranges in a saucepan with enough water to just cover them. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 hours. Drain and allow to cool completely.

Preheat your oven to 170C and grease and line a 20cm cake tin.

Place cooked oranges, eggs, honey (or sugar) and vanilla in a food processor and blend until combined.

Add almond meal and baking powder and stir until you have a smooth batter.

Pour into the tin and top with a scattering of slivered almonds.

Cook for approx 50 mins to 1 hour. Allow cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out.

Enjoy warm with a dollop of cream, yoghurt, or ice cream. Flavour and crumb improves after day one.


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