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Orange & Almond Cake….gluten free!

Celebration Saturday…Naughty Recipes!
Orange & Almond Cake…gluten free.
Orange & Almond Gluten-Free Cake
Mostly, Saturday’s recipes are about splashing out a little & perhaps making &/or eating something that you otherwise would not.
You know, be good for the rest of the week, but treat yourself on the weekend…if that’s the way you choose to look at it.

So today, we are going to give you a cake recipe, but as far as cakes go, this one is not so naughty!
It’s our tried & true Orange & Almond Cake!
Lots of people are familiar with this trusted cake, & we have posted other versions before, but here is a refresher for you.
Fresh oranges
Especially for those of you who don’t already have this recipe, now is the time…
It’s gluten free, you can reduce the sugar content to taste, or use a substitute, & you can keep it dairy free if you dispense with the cream cheese icing on the top.
Sometimes, we just brush the top of the cake with our favourite warm marmalade.
All good really!

My sister in Victoria has requested it for a special birthday cake needed in a couple of weeks, so I thought we could all benefit from this:))
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Best Ever Gluten Free Orange & Almond Cake:
*Gently boil 2 oranges, covered, for about an hour or so…
*Combine in bowl 250g. almond meal, 200g. castor sugar, 1 tspn. baking powder & 6 eggs.
*When oranges have cooled a little, remove stem bit from the top, chuck them in the processor & whizz them up.
*Mix together & place in lined tin, bake in mod-slow oven till skewer comes out clean…about an hour-ish.

It’s such a lovely, moist cake…you could just glaze it with some warm apricot jam & some toasted almonds, flaked or slivered.
oranges in a bowl
Or smother it in delicious Cream Cheese Icing :))
*125g. cream cheese, 60g. butter, both softened to room temperature.
*Beat till smooth & add 2 tspns. Vanilla essence
*Gradually beat in 2½ cups icing sugar…holey yumminess!

Finish with some toasted almonds, a pretty orange flower, some orange segments, fresh or candied, whatever works for your creation.
Orange & Almond Cake...Gluten Free
Taste, share & enjoy…such minimal effort for such delight!

It’s great to have on hand, or excellent to freeze for later.
And you never know who’ll drop round for a quick visit & a cuppa over the weekend…..

  1. Looks so yummy. Christmas cake maybe? 🙂 Did you leave the peels on when you put the oranges in the processor?

  2. Yum yum! 🙂

  3. Sounds delicious thanks for sharing the recipe, this is one I will definately try. 🙂

  4. Yep, the skin stays on…you just take the little stem bit out before you process :)) And it could be for Christmas or whenever you like. You will love it…it’s not too sweet! Thanks for taking the time to comment Diana, cheers Roni xx

  5. I’m not a baker by any means but this looks amazing! Might have to give it a go!

    • Good on you Devon…it is sure to become one of your firm favourites, & so, so easy :))

  6. Would it taste OK if I made if with limes instead of oranges??

    • Why yes Miss Jen…any citrus would work, but of course you will get different flavours & colour. Post us a pic, or send us a message on the foodie forum of your finished masterpiece. It will be gorgeous!!!

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