August 08, 2010

Flourless Orange Cake

I can sense some early signs of the spring in the air here in Sydney, and the past couple of days have been so sunny and beautiful. As the rays of the afternoon sun were filtering through my Venetian blinds , and I was snapping photos of the flourless orange cake I had just baked, I couldn't have felt happier. Sometimes it's the small things that matter :-)

This is a super easy cake to make, and you can make it totally gluten free by using gluten free baking powder. It's my first flourless cake I've made, but I have my eyes fixed up on the recipe of Tetsuya's flourless chocolate cake, so I'll be making that one very soon, I'm sure.

In the mean while, here's the simple recipe for this moist and tasty flourless orange cake.

Flourless Orange Cake
(Recipe from

2 oranges
3 eggs
215g caster sugar
300g almond meal
1 tsp baking powder

Wash the oranges, place them in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain, then return to pan, cover with water and bring to boil. Let simmer another 15 minutes. Drain and coarse chop the orange discarding any seeds.

Place the oranges in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.

Whisk the eggs and the sugar until thick and pale. Add the orange, almond meal and baking powder and fold until just combined. Pour into a greased, 22cm round pan and bake in 170C for about 50 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.

Place the soft oranges in a food processor

Process until smooth

Batter ready to be poured into a pan

Serve with pure icing sugar and decorate with orange rind