By Sackville on November 07, 2003
Photo by Sackville
Photo by Sackville
"The first time I tasted this cake I couldn't believe it was possible to make a cake that is so light and yet holds up so well without any flour. The syrup makes it very moist as well. It would be perfect as a gourmet birthday cake for anyone with gluten or flour allergies. When they are in season, Seville oranges are recommended."
Serving Size: 1 (377 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I used 2 oranges quartered and put into the microwave for 5 mins then the WHOLE orange into a food processor. same 6 eggs at room temperature, 1 1/4 caster sugar (used regular sugar but put into a food processor to make finer), 2 1/2 cups of almond meal, 1 tsp baking powder. I split into two circle pans which really cut the cooking time down to 20- 30 mins. I layered the two pans. good for muffins too. I topped mine with melted dark chocolate in a all over swirly pattern. YUMMY !!!"
"This cake tasted exactly like I imagined it would and was the ideal finish to a Spanish dinner party. Like the other reviewer, I found that the juice of 4 oranges and a lemon was more than enough. Even then, I had about twice more syrup than we needed. I toasted the almonds lightly before grinding them. Good recipe -- thanks for posting!"
"This cake is fabulous! I've made it a few times and taken it to work for a few colleagues that are gluten free and they loved it. It's moist, light and best served cold. You don't need so many oranges for the syrup, the ones that I grated orange rind from were enough to juice and pour over the cake. This cake is a definate winner, even my kids liked it."
"since finding this recipe last year I have made it several times the light texture make it an ideal dinner party dessert and the oranges clean the palette.I usually make the cake in a savrin ring and boil some sliced oranges in the syrup to use for decoration on the cake.I tend not to make quite as much syrup as suggested"