Orange and Almond Cake


  • 4 small oranges
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds (optional)
  • 1 tsp icing sugar (optional) 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 115 minutes

Serves: 12

Gluten Free, Vegetarian 


Step 1

Add the oranges to a medium saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until tender.  Once cool enough to handle, slice the oranges in half and remove the seeds, leaving the skin on.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 160?.  Line a 23cm round springform cake tin with baking paper.

Step 3

Process the orange and sugar in a food processor until smooth.  Add the eggs and process until combined.

Step 4

Add the almond meal, baking powder and orange mixture to a large bowl and gently mix until combined.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top with a spatula. If using, sprinkle the almonds evenly over the top.

Step 6

Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Stand in the tin for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool (covered with a tea towel).  Serve dusted with icing sugar, if preferred.


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