Orange and Almond Cake

Orange and Almond Cake

I've never made a flourless cake before. And the idea of almond and orange together vowed me immediately. With just five ingredients, you have a healthy, gluten-free cake. The only thing that worried me (a bit) was processing the cooked oranges with pip and all. I bought couple of seedless oranges to put my mind at peace. I followed the recipe to the tee and everything went smooth.

Orange and Almond CakeI've never made a flourless cake before. And the idea of almond and orange together vowed me immediately. With just five ingredients, you have a healthy, gluten-free cake. The only thing that worried me (a bit) was processing the cooked oranges with pip and all. I bought couple of seedless oranges t...

Summary

5150
  • CourseDessert
  • CuisineJewish
  • Yield6 servings 6 serving
  • Cooking Time1 hour, 30 minutesPT1H30M
  • Total Time1 hour, 30 minutesPT1H30M

Ingredients

For the cake
Oranges (I used seedless)
2
Eggs
6
Caster Sugar
250 Grams
Almond meal (ground almond)
250 Grams
Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon
For garnish (You can skip mascarpone if you want to)
Icing sugar to dust
Small tub of Mascarpone Cheese
Zest of Orange
One
Few crushed almonds for sprinkling

Steps

  1. Wash the oranges and cook in boiling water for 2 hours. Drain and allow the oranges to cool before pureeing them in a food processor. They are pureed, with skin, pips and all. This can be done ahead of time.
  2. Preheat the oven to 160C. Line a 20 cm cake tin and dust it with a little caster sugar.
  3. Place the eggs and caster sugar in a mixing bowl and beat well. Stir in the orange puree followed by the almond meal and baking powder.
  4. Pour into the tin and dust the top with more caster sugar to give the cake a beautiful golden crust.
  5. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, until the top is golden brown. Dust with icing sugar.
  6. Mix the mascarpone cheese with the orange zest and top it over the cake to serve.Sprinkle some almonds to give some crunch.