Orange Almond Cake (Gluten Free)

"I have tried many citrus cakes and finally found one that is awesome in texture and flavour. This is the most amazing, simple, foolproof cake. I have made it many, many times, and it has never failed. Sometimes I use lemons, or limes and weigh them to ensure they equal the orange volume/weights. I used it as a gluten free option at our daughter's wedding along with her wedding cake. ENJOY!!! Kiwi Trish"
Orange  Almond Cake (Gluten Free) created by WicklewoodWench
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  • Bring a pot of water to the boil, add the oranges, cover and simmer for one hour.
  • Stain off the water. Cool the oranges. If you are in a hurry, I suggest you partly cool them -- (this will still work).
  • While they are cooling, food process the sugar with the eggs until the sugar is dissolved and pour into a bowl.
  • Cut the oranges in half and de-seed them and put the oranges (with peel and pith) into a food processor and pulp until reasonably smooth.
  • Pour the pulp into the sugar/egg mix and add the almond meal. Gently mix together.
  • Pour mix into baking paper lined 24 - 26cm springform tin and bake for 50 - 60 minutes at 185°C.
  • Serve with creme fraiche, whipped cream, or vanilla ice-cream -- makes an awesome dessert. You could drizzle a little citrus liqueur around the plate.
  • Added thoughts -- This cake DOES NOT need any syrup poured over it.
  • NB.Simply double this recipe to get two large cakes. It is just as successful.
  • Occasionally, I will add a slurp of Grand Marnier, Contreau, or Galliano; however, try it plain initially.
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  1. lfekete
    I was excited to see a gluten free recipe that was also dairy free, however the end result was disappointing. It was very heavy and dense; possibly undercooked, but I don't think cooking it a little longer would have made it significantly better.
  2. heathermom
    I did 6 eggs, 2 oranges, 1 1/4 cup caster sugar, 2 1/2 cups almond meal, tsp baking powder. For the oranges I cut them into quarters and then into the microwave for 5 mins. -- let them cool then into the processor.
  3. littlemen
    This is my first attempt at making it. Too simple. Hope hubby likes it. Hubby is also lactose intolerant. I will be looking for a chocolate version, if anyone knows of one. I am also going to try a lime one, has this been done yet.
  4. jckress
    This did not work for me. It was heavy, dense, and not cake-like. Tasted pretty much the same baked as unbaked, just more solid. It looked too good to be true and it was.
  5. philbarth
    Love this Cake! hard to find a GF, Dairy Free - and it is super easy. I cut the sugar in half and it was still great. Here was my US conversion for the amounts...<br/>3 oranges, 1-1/3 C sugar, 4-1/2 C almond meal, 6 eggs<br/>Used the oven at 350 or 375 degrees

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