Orange and Almond Cake

Orange and Almond Cake


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About this recipe: This moist Turkish cake is packed full of orangy goodness and is gluten-free. Whole oranges are simmered until tender, blitzed with eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and ground almonds, before being baked to perfection.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 large oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 280g ground almonds

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Cover oranges with cold water in saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour. Drain and leave until completely cold. Cut into quaters remove seeds and process in a food processor to a pulp. Add eggs, sugar and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute then add baking powder and ground almonds. Pulse to mix.
  3. Pour into a well-greased round cake tin. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until golden.
  4. To serve, top with orange liqueur or dust with icing sugar and orange zest.

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Reviews (2)


Didn't have enough ground almonds so used 190 g quick cook polenta grain and 90 g ground almonds. Reckon that 1/2 amount would be fine in 6"or 7" round tin. Finished it with simple choc ganache. Kept moist for ages. Great and easy recipe - 02 May 2015


Made this amazing cake over and over its moist and a very full orange hit great if you are gluten free or Not - 12 Aug 2013

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