Flourless Orange Almond Cake November 8, 2018

by Eat

Forget labor intensive desserts and overcomplicated baking techniques. These days, it’s all about elegant simplicity, and this orange almond recipe takes the, um, cake.   

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This fragrant almond cake is delightfully moist and slightly tart with just a hint of sweetness. It’s speckled with flecks of orange, bulked up with almond meal, and finished off with a light dusting of powdered sugar. Your kitchen may very well end up smelling like a citrus grove, but since when has that been a bad thing?

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  • 1 Large Orange
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Butter (for cake tin)
  • Powdered Sugar (optional, for dusting)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a round cake tin (with a removable base, if possible) by rubbing with butter.
    Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling, add washed orange. Reduce to a simmer and cook until soft, about an hour and a half.
    Once cool, cut open orange and press through a strainer to create pulp.
  2. Crack and beat eggs with a whisk in a large bowl. Add the orange pulp, then beat again. Finally, incorporate almond meal, sugar, and baking powder. Beat until batter is thick.
  3. Pour into a greased cake tin.
  4. Bake 45-60 minutes, until inserted knife comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

For more sweet treats, check out these mini raspberry cheesecakes.

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Victoria says:

Delicious, this is the best cake I have made this year! Thankyou!

Jacqueline says:

Victoria – We’re so happy you liked it! Our chefs are working on some more delicious fall recipes for the coming weeks, so keep an eye out 🙂

Sue says:

This looks really interesting. I want to try it. I’ve never seen what you do with the orange before. What is left after pressing through the strainer? Does the skin and pith go through?

Jacqueline says:

Hi Sue – no, not exactly. You’ll get all the juice, plus pulp and a bit of pith to bulk things up (but if some skin sneaks in there, it’s not the end of the world). If you want to save time, feel free to skip the boiling and just juice the orange.

lyn Floyd says:

Can I substitute Truvia for sugar?

Jacqueline says:

Hi lyn! Not sure – we’ve never baked with Truvia before. However, if you’re looking for a substitute for sugar, we would recommend honey or pure maple syrup.

Renee Fender says:

Is almond meal and almond flour the same thing?

Jacqueline says:

Good question, Renee! They’re similar, but not exactly the same. Almond flour is made with blanched almonds (so no flecks of skin) and is very fine. However, almond meal is a bit coarser. We haven’t tried this recipe with almond flour, but if you do please let us know how it tastes!!

Bridge' says:

It looks delicious!! I am going to try this recipe this weekend. Question where can I find the almond meal? Do I need to go to a Whole Foods or Sprouts?

Jacqueline says:

You can definitely find almond meal at health food stores like Whole Foods, but also at most other grocery stores (it’s getting increasingly popular). It’s even at Target and Walmart!

We would LOVE to see your beautiful cake once it’s made. Show us by tagging #HelloFreshPics!

Trudy says:

This looks delicious! Can you sub one cup of honey or maple syrup for the one cup of sugar? Do the ratios of other ingredients change if you add a liquid sweetner rather than a granular? Thanks for your help! Trudy

Jacqueline says:

Trudy – because honey is sweeter than sugar, we recommend using only 3/4 cup. Also, add another 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and reduce the oven temperature to 350 rather than 375. Let us know how it turns out!!

Renee Fender says:

I made this just now. I used almond flour since I had it on hand and I also used Pyure which is a Stevia blend. The flavor was nice but I would recommend a LARGE orange. If you have doubts that your orange is large enough, it probably isn’t. Also, my oven apparently cooks fast because I was so sad that mine was very dry. Next time I will check it at 35 minutes and spot check from there. I am willing to give it another try!

Jacqueline says:

Thank you for your feedback, Renee! Definitely give it another try and check after 35 minutes. You can insert a toothpick or a knife, and if it comes out clean, you’re good to go.

Ashley says:

I made this last night! How come the egg and almond meal separated? It’s 2 separate layers in my cake! Very egg-y, might try more almond meal next time.

Jacqueline says:

Ashley – so weird! Yes, we would recommend trying more almond meal next time. Let us know how it goes!

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Arlette says:

The food looks good on the picture I like try it first let’s go cheap for week

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