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Gluten Free Orange Cake

Farah Abumaizar
A delicious moist gluten free cake made with only five ingredients, including whole oranges and almond flour. SO simple, and such great flavor.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 280 kcal


  • 2 large oranges, zested
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 15g
  • 300 g almond flour
  • 1 1/3 cup caster sugar 280 g
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • handful flaked almonds, optional

For marmalade glaze (optional):

  • 2 heaped tbsp marmalade of choice (I used orange) 80 g
  • 2 tbsp water 30g


  • Place the zested oranges (without their zest) in a large saucepan and cover with water until submerged. Place on medium heat and boil for 2-2.5 hours or until oranges are very tender when poked.
  • Cool slightly and cut each orange in half so you can remove the pips. Blend the oranges until they turn into a pulp (you could also use the large side of a box grater to do this). Fold in the orange zest, and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the baking powder thoroughly with the almond flour. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, add the caster sugar and eggs and whisk on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and foamy.
  • Add the orange mixture to the egg and sugar mixture and fold gently to combine. Add the almond flour mix to this, and fold to combine.
  • Pour into a prepared 9x13 baking pan. Sprinkle with flaked almonds if using, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

For the glaze:

  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, add the marmalade and the water. Stir until marmalade has melted and let it simmer for a minute or so. That's the glaze! Brush glaze onto cooled cake.


Recipe adapted from Bread Ahead Bakery's live Instagram bake alongs.
Keyword orange, cake