Italian Orange Almond Cake Made with Whole Oranges (Gluten Free)
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Italian Orange Cake Made with Olive Oil and Whole Oranges, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 10
Lemon Cake Ingredients
  • 2½ cups blanched almond flour (280 grams) I use this or recipe here
  • 1 teaspoon xanthum gum ORDER HERE
  • 1 cup granulated swerve ORDER HERE
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1½ large navel oanges (can mix citrus, see notes)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Baking spray (or oil for baking pan) I used this baking spray.
  • Orange Glaze for One Layer Cake
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (from the other half of orange)
  • ½ cup Confectioners Sugar (I use sugar free Swerve)
  • zest of the half orange
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • 9 inch cake pan
  • baking spray
  • parchment paper
  • tin foil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  2. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Use baking spray, or oil.
  3. Cut oranges into quarters, Place in pot to boil, adding just enough cold water to cover by 2 inches.
  4. Boil for 30 minutes. Drain. Cool. Place in Vitamix and mix until oranges look like a mush.
  5. Mix almond flour, xanthum gum, salt, granulated Swerve (or sugar), baking soda, baking powder together.
  6. Whisk until well incorporated.
  7. Mix eggs, olive oil in bowl (I put this in my mixer).
  8. Add flour mixture.
  9. Add orange mixture. Mix.
  10. Prepare pan with baking spray.
  11. Pour into pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, putting foil over cake loosely once it golden. (around 20 to 30 minutes).
  12. Cool Completely before adding glaze, unless serving warm and you want a transparent glaze.
  13. If you want thicker glaze add more confectioner's sugar.
  14. Garnish immediately with orange zest.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/10 Calories: 181 Fat: 17 Carbohydrates: 5 Fiber: 3 Protein: 5
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