Delightful Flourless Orange Cake

February 9, 2011 in Baked Goods, Desserts by Mary Ireland


2 whole oranges with peel
6 eggs
1 1/4 cups sweetener of your choice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups finely ground almonds (almond meal)


Place the oranges in a large saucepan, and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 hours over medium heat. Check occasionally to make sure they do not boil dry.

Allow the oranges to cool, then cut them open and remove the
seeds. Process the oranges -- including the peel -- in a blender or food processor to a coarse pulp.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch
round cake pan. I use parchment paper on the bottom.

In a large bowl, whip eggs and sweetener together using an electric mixer (with whisk if you have it) until thick and
pale, about 10 minutes.

Mix in baking powder.

Stir in the pureed oranges.

Gently fold in almond meal. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 55 minutes, or until a small knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan. Tap out onto a serving plate when cool.

Wash and dry two large oranges.

Put in sauce pan. Cover with water and boil for 2 hours.

Remove seeds and puree oranges in blender or food processor.

Beat eggs and Delight until thick and pale.

Stir in baking powder

Stir in oranges.

Gently fold in almond meal.

Pour mixture into a greased and floured cake pan.

It's done when a small knife inserted in the center comes out clean.