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Orange almond cake

Cake with dark chocolate drizzled over the top

Cake with dark chocolate drizzled over the top

Loaded with protein and lots of delicious flavor, this gluten-free, dairy-free cake is a really fantastic way to end a beautiful dinner.

Succrant is an unprocessed cane sugar that reminds me a bit of brown sugar with a hint of molasses flavor.  It is available in bulk at Momma Jeans.  I think it makes this cake a standout, but if you don’t have it in your pantry, just use regular cane sugar.

Try a piece of this moist, nutty, yet sweet cake after you have finished a big bowl of my Lentil Curry soup!

Orange almond cake

Serves 8-10

  • 2 1/4 c almond meal
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 organic tangerines, peeled and seeded
  • 2 small organic oranges, peeled and seeded
  • 1 t vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 1/2 t double action baking powder
  • 1 c succrant (you can use up to 1 1/2 c if you want a sweeter cake)
  • dark chocolate, melted (optional) or icing of choice

Preheat oven to 320 degrees F.

Put the almond meal and fruit in the blender (or food processor) and mix for 1 minute or so, until the oranges have been pureed.  Add the succrant, baking powder, eggs, and vanilla.  Blend until well mixed.

Grease a springform pan and fill with the batter.

Bake for 40-45 minute, or more to cook through.  

I drizzled melted chocolate over a piece for the pictures.  For the remainder of the cake, I just spread the melted chocolate over the cake, kind of like a frosting.  I gave it some time in the fridge to harden before serving.

Perfectly cooked!  Topping added later!

Perfectly cooked! Topping added later!