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Orange & Almond Cake

The blended whole orange in the cake gives an almost orange marmalade flavour and the ground almonds keeps the cake lovely and moist. This recipe is really easy and only contains 5 ingredients.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 8" inch cake tin


  • 1 Orange
  • 5 Eggs
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 250 g Ground almonds
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  • Gently boil the orange in a saucepan of water for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the pips from the orange, then place them it in the blender, skin and all. You may need to add a little water to get the right consistency.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan / 200°C.
  • Grease a 8" inch round cake tin with butter. Cut a disc of greaseproof paper and use to line the tin
  • Beat together the eggs and sugar until light and pale.
  • Gently fold in the orange puree, add the ground almonds, baking powder and stir to combine
  • Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30 minutes or until golden on the top.
  • Leave to cool in the tin before turning out and serving
Keyword almond, cake, citrus, gluten free, orange