Flourless Orange and Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

I feel a bit lost, there is so much I want to show you but I can’t.  
My camera is still at the shop and I don’t feel like myself without it.
For now, I’ll share this recipe with you, luckily there was a photo of it on my hard drive.  
You’ll need a food processor for this as it uses whole oranges and they need to be whizzed up.

Flourless Orange and Almond Cake {GF}
  • 2 oranges
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. wash oranges and place whole in a saucepan with water and slowly simmer for about 1 hour or until soft, drain and set aside to cool slightly
  2. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan
  3. grease and line the base of a 20cm springform tin with paper
  4. place eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale, fluffy and doubled in size
  5. meanwhile process oranges in a food processor until smooth
  6. add processed oranges and mix
  7. add almond meal and baking powder and mix until combined
  8. pour into tin and bake for an hour until golden
  9. dust with icing sugar to serve or brush with an orange sugar syrup and sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds
orange syrup

1/2 cup squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup caster sugar

heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved, bring to the boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes
Thanks for popping by even though I don’t have much to offer lately, it definitely is lovely to read your sweet words.

Happy November friends ♥

  • Wow – looks lovely!
    This must be good for you, as it uses the whole oranges!? Vit C!

    I really hope you get your camera back soon Cathie.XX

  • Oh yummo!! My husband took me to a french patisserie today (torture as i'm on a diet) & they had a great selection of flourless cakes. This is quite stunning!! Love Posie

  • Yum, sooo much prettier then my boring orange cake. But I know it's good 🙂

  • YUM!!we had flourless orange and almond cake was sandwiched between two very thick heavy chocolate mudcakes and covered in chocolate ganache for our wedding cake made by Chef.

  • yummo! our wedding cake was orange and almond too! best cake EVER.


  • AHHh! Divine!!! Totally & completely heavenly!!!

  • Yum! Hope your camera has a speedy recovery, Cath…

  • Looks and sounds lovely!
    I think I'm in a bit of denial about my camera, it is acting a bit sluggish and I know it needs a little service but, I am having a hard time parting with it whilst it goes off to hospital.
    Hope you have yours in hand soon.
    Take care!

  • That looks delicious – loving your photo!

  • A big THANK you!!!!! for this recipe… I was driving down Sydney Rd just now dreaming about eating a slice of flourless orange cake… and now, it is within my control to make and then have it 🙂 Mmmmmmm

  • ok… will have to go and buy almond meal right now! will post a pic of the cake 🙂

  • Oh la la – thanks for sharing. I love a good gluten free cake recipe. Will whip this up on the weekend :o)

  • looking forward to giving this one ago x

  • Yum, good looking and good for you! I should be able to make this easy peasy in my thermomix, might try it this arvo, thanks!

  • Wow, looks delicious.

  • mmmm looks amazing…I was always a bit sceptical about flourless cakes but tried Nigella's clementine one a few years ago and was converted! I will definitely be giving this a go 🙂

  • Sending you some love…I would feel very lost without mine too…..your cake looks amazing.

    Hugs for a great day my friend. xoxo

  • Hi Cathie, my tummy is rumbling i have just woken up and i always have an hour to myself before i wake the boys up and Ohhh yummy i love almonds that looks really delicious.. Dee x

  • Cathie, am up to the syrup part, but after making, am not sure how to put it on the cake. do I take the cake out of the mold first, then put syrup over?

  • B

    Oh my, that looks amazing! I hope your camera comes back from camera hospital as good as new soon


  • i feel ya on the camera thing.
    i seriously think i am a bit depressed without it.

  • oh dear Cathie….I would give all my treasures to have only a bite…it looks delicious!!!!! Fairy hands YOU have!!!

    Big hug!!! Bela.

  • Can tell your camera is a big part of your day by your blog – your photos are gorgeous!!! Loving your blog….hope you're feeling better xx

  • Looks so yummy, I will bookmark this page. Hope you get your camera back soon. I'd feel like I was missing an arm if I didn't have mine with me.

  • Yum ! I think it may be time to unpack the mixmaster and food processor from the box marked "not sure where you'll fit in new kitchen so stay in garage for now " !!
    Hope your camera is fixed soon, Dee

  • are you kidding!! this little beauty is gold!! i was all set to make it this morning but realised i had only 5 eggs not 6 (*sigh) so i made your honey jumbles instead!! Cake will be next week for hubby's bday! wishing you happy days xx

  • Cathie, I can't believe it has only 5 ingredients. I am going to make this for sure (bookmarking!!). x

  • yum – makes me want to get a real food processor! Hope you don't have too long to wait for your camera xx

  • Hi Cathie!
    I'm your newest follower, glad you found me, now I can enjoy your blog too! I will be back, but for now I need to find my bed, just came back from my trip, but I had to comment, I love it when I see a new person, and a lovely one too! Enjoy your weekend,

  • OH, goodness. That sounds great!

  • I cooked MOTH a version of this in the early stages of our big romance nearly 18 years ago. He loved it but it gave him the worst case of heartburn ever! Amazingly we are still together & he stills talks about how good that cake was. Maybe I should risk it again & try your wonderful recipe Cathie served with a bottle of Mylanta on the side!
    Millie ^_^

  • TK

    I have an eternal favourite that is very much the same except for the inclusion of cocoa & marmalade…hence a chocolate orange cake that is always a hit…..thanks Cathy for your lovely recipes, they push me to bake something & give things a go!!

  • oh my, that looks delicious!
    will definitely be having a go of this one, may have to pop out and buy some oranges in the morning ha ha!

  • Ooooo how did you know this is my all time favourite recipe? Especially when I've been so neglectful of you lately, thinking of you, reading you, wondering yet not commenting … hoping you're rising above it all … chin up Gorgeous Girl 😉 Huge Hugs {{{}}}

  • yum! I saw a recipe like this on food safari with whole oranges and desperately wanted to make it so thank you! will definitely do this week. yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

    hope you're feeling your old self soon!


  • Why thank you. We've been missing you. Hope you're on top of things soon.

  • Merci Cathie, you know how I will LOVE to make and eat that one!!Not today thought…but as soon as I can find a little spare time :)Hope your weekend was lovely, I am sure it won't be long and you will feel all dressed up again LOL:) xx

  • This has to be the best!Looks wonderful; keeping this recipe for sure.

  • This looks so yummy. I've just printed it off and might make it today. I have too many oranges, I didn't know what to do with, and my daughter asked to bake a cake. Sound like fate to me.

    I've just found your blog and become a follower.

  • Oh my gosh! This sounds delicious and doesn't look too complicated!

  • I am so caked out right now, but I pop over here and find myself thinking, mmmm, yum, cake 🙂

  • I've made a similar recipe and it was nice with cream, but yours just looks so darn good! Maybe I should try the flaked almonds next time.

  • Hi Cathy! i'm back commenting on this post, but got way side tracked reading all the lovely comments this cake recipe evoked!! Just letting you know, i made the cake for hubby's bday on Thursday, and it was AMAZING!!! i am officially in love with this cake!!! Hubby was super impressed too – YAY for you my dear. wishing you happy days xx