Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

Flourless Orange and Almond Cake created by Dreamer in Ontario

Great dessert cake made with Cointreau. Serve with fruit and cream, if desired.

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1hr 45mins
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directions

  • Place the whole oranges in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover them and place a small plate on top of the oranges to keep them submerged in the water.
  • Gradually bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat and allow them to simmer for 40 minutes, or until the oranges are very soft.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Cut a piece piece of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of an 8 inch round cake pan. Lightly grease the cake pan and then place the parchment paper circle in the base.
  • Cut each of the oranges into quarters. Set aside to cool.
  • Remove any pips, and then place the oranges in the bowl of a food processor and blend until they form a very smooth pulp.
  • Add the ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and Cointreau. Process (pulse) until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the egg and process again until just combined. Be careful not to overprocess.
  • Pour the orange mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until the cake is firm and leaves the side of the pan.
  • Allow to cool completely in the pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar to serve.
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"Great dessert cake made with Cointreau. Serve with fruit and cream, if desired."
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  1. annette_cormier
    Omg so delicious! Thank you! I followed the recipe with a couple changes. I added quarter teaspoon salt because salt amplifies the flavor. And I added a quarter cup of dark chocolate chips. Then I drizzled a little dark chocolate on top. I have always loved the combination of orange and dark chocolate! Also, I only had a 10 inch round springform pan which made it cook perfectly in the 50 minutes! Not dried out, not soggy. It is a perfectly flavorful and moist cake.
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  2. aparker5048
    Great easy recipe to follow however less eggs required. My cake was more like a pudding...BUT TASTED GREAT
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  3. anonymous
    I made this recipe exactly as written and quite frankly this cake did not do anything for me - I thought it was a little bland and I did not like the texture at all. That said - I am giving it four stars because I took it to work to get rid of it and everyone at work really liked it.
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  4. Heydarl
    Beautiful cake that was easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly. Wonderful orange flavour in a gluten free cake. Everyone at work loved their morning tea. Will definitely make this one again. Thanks for sharing this winner.
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  5. Loveblumes
    Used 2 medium oranges from my mom's garden, 3/4 c sugar and only 4 eggs. Nice, moist texture and wonderful fresh orange flavor. Almost like a pudding cake. Next time I plan on adding choc chips and I will reduce the sugar to 1/2 c as it was quite sweet for me. Served with unsweetened cream. To keep oranges submerged, I placed a steel steamer(the fan type) over the oranges. I added water as it reduced a couple of times. The kitchen smelled heavenly from both the simmering oranges and the cake baking. Thank you for a wonderful recipe without the unhealthy white flour!
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