Orange & Almond Cake

While the recipe for this super moist and more-ish orange and almond cake needs a tiny bit of planning ahead in that you need to boil the oranges for a couple of hours, it’s actually one of the easiest cakes to make. And one of the most delicious.


  • 2 oranges
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 g almond meal
  • 1 tbspn baking powder
  • icing sugar, for dusting

1. Well before you plan to cook the cake, begin by boiling two whole oranges for two hours. Allow them to cool, then blitz them in a food processor to get a puree. (Blitz them whole, skin and all).

2. Heat the oven to 160 C. Grease and line a 20 cm springform cake pan.

3. Beat the eggs and caster sugar with an electric mixer until it’s pale and fluffy and you can detect no more graininess of the sugar. Stir in the pureed oranges, then the almond meal and baking powder. Pour into greased and lined baking pan and cook for one hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.


  1. […] I am always able to convince myself that if a cake has fruit in it, then it’s actually healthy! I know that it’s the logic of a sugarholic but hey, it works for me! And considering this cake has fruit and nuts in it, then it is definitely healthy!! Gotta love an Orange and Almond Cake, especially one as moist as this one from Delicious by Ana. […]


  2. Yum! That looks delicious, perfect Sunday afternoon tea kind of cake!
    (popping in from Fab foodie Friday)


    1. Hi Lila, thanks for stopping by, I am hoping to find the time very soon, there are already so many fab looking recipes there!

      And this is one of my faves, it disappears very fast.


  3. Orange and almond cake is my FAVOURITE cake of all time.. I just love it. Thanks for linking up with us x


    1. Pleasure Lauren, and it’s my favourite too.


  4. Mmmm… gluten and dairy free- that’s my kind of cake! Looks great 🙂
    PS found you on Fab Foodie Fridays.


    1. Thanks Karen, this is definitely a good one. I’ve been browsing some of the FFF link ups, trouble is I want to make and try everything! I actually ran to the shops for ingredients!


  5. This looks gorgeous Ana! Orange & almond works so well together. I have some almond meal just begging to be turned into this cake! Thanks for sharing – am so loving the recipes I am finding on FFF! 🙂


    1. Thanks Jodie, and I am bubbling over with all the recipes I want to try from this link up. Most of them sweet, I gotta say.

      Thanks for stopping by. xxx


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