Orange and Almond cake

My bakery opens again on the 5th of January for orders!

I didn’t do much baking in my 3 weeks holiday. 3 weeks? Wow, it went by so quickly!!

I baked two cakes: a cheesecake and an orange and almond cake.

Orange and almond cake

Orange Almond cake is a delicious cake! Naturally gluten free as it is made with almond flour. It contains just 5 ingredients: oranges, almond flour, baking powder, eggs and sugar and to decorate you can use toasted almond flakes and cream cheese or a sugar syrup.

The texture is light and airy due to the long whipping time of the eggs, incorporating all that air into them. It makes a one layer cake, but I divided my mixture into two pans and made a double layer cake with cream cheese in the middle and on top.

HOW TO MAKE IT…

mini version of it!

A lot of recipes call for boiling the oranges for an hour, but I really have not found any difference doing it that way. I wash my oranges, slice them, skin and all and put them in my food processor. (just be sure to remove the pips as they can give it a slightly bitter taste).

Then all you do is whip the eggs (5 in total) with the sugar until thick and doubled in volume. The mixture will be very pale. Then you fold in the baking powder, almond flour and orange puree, being careful to fold so as not to loose all that air you incorporated by whipping.

It goes into a prepared oven pan and bakes for an hour at 160 c.

After it cools, you can ice with cream cheese, top with toasted almond flakes and fresh orange slices.

It is so good! Probably one of my favorite cakes to bake because it is so easy and basically flop proof and also because it is just pure citrus deliciousness!

Be sure to order yours from my bakery!

Bonnie x

Published by Bonnie

Hello. My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my page. I have been an avid baker for about 20 years. Of those years, seven have been gluten-free baking. I discovered I had a chronic intolerance to gluten and began experimenting with converting my all time favorite recipes into gluten-free ones. I also have developed my own recipe repertoire. I am married and have two children. My husband and son are not gluten intolerant but my daughter is. She has also been the motivation for persevering in creating recipes we both can enjoy. My journey has taught me so much and I know many others can benefit from my experience. My hope is that you will find something you can order that you have missed and longed for being gluten intolerant or celiac. Or perhaps you just want a healthier option as I also offer alternatives to some of my orders such as sugar free, grain free and low carb. I share my experience and story in more detail on my Instagram page. (@bonniesGFbakery) Please feel free to follow me there. Located in Somerset West, Western cape, South Africa. I deliver to the Helderberg basin area which includes Somerset West, Gordans Bay and Strand.

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