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Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake Recipe

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This Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake recipe, made with six healthy ingredients, is one of our favorite gluten free desserts.

Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake

Every time I serve it people are shocked to find out my Orange Almond Flour Cake is made with whole oranges, peel, and all.

Almond Flour Recipes

Using the whole orange adds an incredible flavor dimension to this gluten free cake, as well as healthy bioflavonoids.

This is one of my nutritious almond flour recipes that you don’t want to miss out on.

Gluten Free Cake

Wondering how to make Orange Almond Flour Cake from scratch? All you need is whole oranges, almond flour, eggs, honey, salt, and baking soda. –that’s it!

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Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake

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InstructionsWash the oranges and boil them whole (peel and all) for 1½ hours, or until softPlace whole oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and blend until smoothPulse in eggs, honey, almond flour, salt, and baking soda until well combinedPour batter into a greased 9 inch springform panBake at 375°F for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out cleanCool in the pan for 2 hoursServe

Prep Time 1 hour hr 45 minutes mins

Cook Time 45 minutes mins
Total Time 2 hours hrs 30 minutes mins

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Orange Cake Recipe

This easy orange cake recipe is the perfect dessert for holidays such as:

But we love it so much we make this cake all year long! My holiday guests rave about this healthy gluten free recipe.

Orange Cake

If you’ve never had orange cake you’re in for a treat.

I first came upon an orange almond cake recipe in the 1990s in one of Claudia Roden’s cookbooks, The Book of Jewish Food.

Roden is a British cookbook author, food scholar, and cultural anthropologist. She is also one of my heroes.

According to Roden, orange almond cake is a traditional Sephardic recipe commonly served at Passover.

Gluten Free Passover Dessert Recipes

This Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake is perfect for Passover because it does not contain chametz.

As an aside, all of my dessert recipes are Kosher for Passover since they are free of chametz!

Whole Orange Cake Recipe

It seems weird to make a cake with whole oranges.

However, using the orange with its peel is what makes my orange cake with almond flour moist and totally unique.

Yes, as I mentioned, use the entire orange, including the peel! Make sure your oranges are fresh and sweet so the cake is fresh and flavorful.

Make Ahead Almond Flour Cake Recipes

You can make this cake recipe ahead of time, that’s what I do when we’re entertaining.

If I’m having people over for Shabbat dinner, I make the cake Wednesday, let it cool on the counter overnight, then wrap it and store it in the fridge until Friday.

Cuisinart Food Processor

You know I love getting into the kitchen to test recipes for you and enjoy sharing my favorite kitchen tools, including this food processor.

This one is not only affordable, it gets the job done quickly and easily.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Desserts

Using a good food processor blends this cake batter to perfection, making it incredibly smooth.

Still, it’s amazing this cake is so rich and melt in your mouth delicious, given the lack of butter and flour. This is a fantastic gluten free, dairy free dessert.

Chocolate Orange Cake

I’ve always wanted to smother this orange cake in my Chocolate Dairy Free Frosting recipe.

As a kid, I loved chocolate-covered orange peel, and couldn’t get enough of that flavor combo. I haven’t tried it here yet, but I imagine it would be incredible.

Almond Flour Lemon Cake

This paleo cake recipe would be incredible with lemons, though many adjustments would need to be made since lemons are smaller than oranges, not as sweet, and far more bitter.

I tested this orange cake recipe a couple of dozen times to perfect it so I’m not sure how substitutions would work in order to create a recipe for lemon cake.

I wish I had a crystal ball, it would make the process so much easier!  If you do experiment with lemons leave a comment and let us know if it works.

Gluten Free Desserts

Thankfully, you really don’t need to experiment with anything, given that I have hundreds of easy recipes for gluten free desserts here on the website and in my three cookbooks!

Gluten Free Orange Cake

But back to my orange cake recipe, which has been shared over ten thousand times on social media –it’s a real deal hit!

When I serve it, everyone loves it –those with diet restrictions as well as folks who can eat anything they want.

Almond Flour Cake

My cakes with almond flour are so popular because they’re rich, dense, and full of flavor.

Almond Flour Baking

Another benefit of almond flour baking is that it’s low carb and healthy.

I love using almond flour rather than the usual high carb wheat flour, the main ingredient in most cakes.

Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

All of the easy gluten free recipes for desserts below are also dairy free cakes.

Gluten Free Coffee Cake

My homemade Gluten Free Coffee Cake is one of my favorite comfort foods. It’s also one of my most popular recipes, with over forty thousand shares on social media.

Made with a base of almond flour, plus five other ingredients, you can throw this low carb coffee cake together in no time.

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

This lightly sweetened nut free Carrot Cake recipe from scratch will blow your mind.

This is one of my favorite cakes made without almond flour.

It’s a nut free cake everyone can enjoy. If you’re allergic to nuts, be sure to check out my Nut Free Recipes page.

Gluten Free Birthday Cake

If you’re looking for a cake that’s chocolate, this family favorite Gluten Free Birthday Cake is a clear winner.

I made this easy cake recipe often when the boys were growing up. Soon they took over and made it for my birthday!

Prefer vanilla birthday cake? Check out my fan favorite Gluten Free Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Both of these gluten free cakes are nut free and made with a base of coconut flour.

Healthy Cake Recipes

I hope you love these healthy cake recipes as much as we do and that you enjoy all of my gluten free recipes!

Which of these cake recipes will you bake?

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake in November 2008.

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