Discover an explosion of flavors in the delicious orange almond cake! Enjoy the fine texture and unmistakable taste of almonds in combination with the fresh and vibrant aroma of oranges. A sensational cake that will delight your senses and bring a smile to your face.
Try this delicious recipe now and let yourself be carried away by the sweet-sour flavor of the almond cake with oranges! Below you will also find ideas for various variations on the basic recipe, from other citrus fruits that you can also use to new flavors and decoration techniques.
Unlock the Goodness: Discover the Benefits of Almond Flour in Desserts
The star of today’s recipe is a wonderful ingredient that can bring a delicious and healthy touch to our favorite desserts – almond flour!
One of the greatest qualities of almond flour is its rich content of proteins, fibers and healthy fats. It is ideal for those following a low carb or keto diet.
Another advantage of almond flour is that it can successfully replace wheat flour. This means that those with gluten intolerance or those who want to avoid wheat can confidently try almond flour as a healthy alternative.
Citrus Sensation: Explore the Deliciousness of this Almond Cake with a Twist of Other Citrus Fruits!
Although oranges are my favorite citrus fruits, this recipe is extremely versatile and you can make it with other acidic fruits as well.
- Lemon. Lemon juice and zest can be used in this recipe to replace the water and oranges, but you will probably need to add some extra sugar. Lemon can also be used to make delicious glazes or light sauces – imagine this cake with a layer of lemon cream on top! 😊
- Limes. Often associated with tropical desserts, its distinct citrus taste is perfect for ice creams, cheese tarts or Mexican-inspired desserts, but you can also use it for this cake. As above, more sugar will be needed. I would combine it with pineapple and mint, to transform an ordinary dessert into an explosion of flavors and freshness.
- Grapefruit. Its slightly bitter and sweet-sour taste can be used to add an interesting and original note to this dessert. Use exactly as you use the orange in the recipe below.
So, don’t limit yourself to only oranges when it comes to adding citrus fruits to desserts. Let your creativity fly and experiment with lemon, lime, grapefruit and other citrus fruits.
Elevate Your Presentation: Creative Ideas to Showcase the Orange Almond Cake in Style!
I chose to decorate it simply, with sage leaves, but you can also try other decoration options.
- To create an attractive presentation, you can decorate the cake with thin slices of fresh or caramelized oranges. You can also sprinkle a little powdered sugar or even roasted almond flakes on top of the cake for an elegant look.
- For chocolate lovers, a smooth and velvety chocolate sauce can be an excellent choice to complement the sweet taste along with the orange flavor.
- In addition, you can also try orange-flavored ice cream or a salted caramel sauce.
Isn’t it a wonderful recipe?! You can let your imagination fly and turn a simple recipe into dozens of other extraordinary gluten-free almond cakes! The joy will be guaranteed!
- 6 eggs
- 300 g (1 ½ cup) white sugar
- 3 untreated oranges
- 300 g (1 ½ cup) almond flour
- 10-15 sage leaves
- 50 ml (2 fl oz) water
- Cover a cake baking form with baking paper.
- Heat the oven to 170 C.
- Separate 5 egg whites from yolks in two different bowls.
- In the bowl with the yolks, add the 6th whole egg plus 250 g of sugar, and the grated zest of 3 oranges. Beat the egg yolks until the sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes foamy.
- Add the almond flour and mix with a spatula, until you get a dense and crumbly dough.
- Whisk the egg whites separately until you get stiff foam.
- Start to introduce the whites into the yolk mixture, bit by bit. Mix well but gently, until it is completely incorporated. Try to keep it as fluffy as possible.
Transfer mixture to a lined cake baking dish and put it in the oven for 45 minutes or until it turns golden around the edges.
- Meanwhile prepare the syrup.
- In a saucepan, add 50 g of remaining sugar, the juice of 3 oranges and water.
- Bring to a boil on low heat. Remove from the heat and mix well to dissolve the sugar, while also adding the sage leaves. Let it infuse until the cake is ready to be taken out of the oven.
- After removing the cake from the oven, pierce it while it is still warm with a toothpick, on its entire surface. Pour over the infused syrup and leave it aside until it cools completely.
- Decorate with sage leaves and/or orange slices.
Amount Per Serving Calories 442Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 140mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 6gSugar 44gProtein 13g
I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.