Flourless Orange Cake

Flourless cakes are very popular these days due to an increase in gluten intolerance allergies.  Flourless cakes have actually been popular and used in many ethic dessert recipes for decades.  A popular flourless cake that stems from Sweden is the flourless orange cake.  The cake is sweet, deliciously dense and easy to make.

The recipe below creates a standard sized cake.  It is comprised of wholesome ingredients that provide excellent nutritional value, so it is a cake that you can feel less guilty about enjoying.  The recipe calls for almond meal which is different than almond flour. Almond meal is made form the entire almond, whereas almond flour is made from skinless almonds.

Flourless Orange Cake

2 oranges (washed)

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup almond meal

1 teaspoon baking powder

In a large saucepan add the oranges and cover with water.  Over medium/high heat bring the water to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and drain the water.   Add new water to the pot covering the oranges with water and bring to boil again. Let simmer for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain the water and remove the oranges.  Chop the orange into quarters, discard any seeds.

Place the chopped oranges in a food processor or blender.  Blend on medium speed until smooth.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease an 8 inch round pie pan and set aside.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and the sugar until thick and creamy. Add the orange puree, almond meal and baking powder to the egg mixture.  Fold the ingredients until combined. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wired cooling rack before serving.  


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