Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Almond Cake

Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Almond Cake


2 large oranges 

5 eggs 

2 ½ cups ground almonds 

1 cup caster sugar 

1 teaspoon baking powder (can use gluten free) 


For Glaze: 1 orange, zest and juice 

½ cup sugar 



Preheat oven to 170c. 

Grease and line a medium sized round cake tin. 


· Place the two oranges in a saucepan of cold water, fully submerged, cover and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 1 hour. 

· Drain and allow to cool, then chop oranges with skins, removing any seeds. 

· Process oranges into a puree. 

· Beat eggs and sugar until pale and creamy then fold in orange puree, ground almonds and baking powder, combining well 

· Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour. Allow cake to cool in tin for about 20 minutes then turn out and spoon over 

glaze and decorate if desired. 


To make glaze: Place the juice and zest of orange with the sugar into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally for approximately 3 minutes until syrupy.

Steve Wood