Orange and Almond Cake

The essence of summer

When I think of this flour-less orange and almond cake, I think of summer. The bright, cheerful color of orange is so summery.

This cake also reminds me of summer days spent at my grandmother. It’s not that she made this particular cake, but she did always have a “tea-time”. Tea time was always between breakfast and lunch. That little space where you just start to feel peckish. You’re not quite ready for lunch yet but the nibbles are starting. She always had either cake or biscuits (cookies) for us with a cup of tea. I remember we would be playing at the bottom of the garden or sitting in the apricot tree and we would hear the little tinkle of her bell she rang, calling us for tea.

This cake is flour-less in the sense it is not made with traditional flours. Rather it is made with ground almonds, whole oranges, egg and sugar. It is a simple cake but one that speaks volumes with every mouth full.

To decorate all that is needed a dusting of icing sugar, Almond sprinkles and some slices of oranges.

However, if you wanted to, you can slice the cake in half since the cake rises beautifully and make a cream cheese frosting to sandwich the two halves together. Either way, the cake is utterly delicious. It makes the perfect tea-time treat.

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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