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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flourless Orange and Almond Cake


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 feel a little naked 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 (gluten free)


ingredients
  • 2 oranges
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
method
  • wash oranges and place whole in a saucepan with water and slowly simmer for about 2 hours or until soft, drain an set aside to cool slightly
  • preheat oven to 180C/160C fan
  • grease and line the base of a 20cm spring form tin with paper
  • separate eggs and place yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale and fluffy
  • meanwhile process oranges in food processor until smooth
  • add egg whites to yolk mixture and continue whisking until incorporated
  • add processed oranges and mix
  • add almond meal and baking powder and continue mixing until combined
  • pour into tin and bake for an hour until golden
  • 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 ♥
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43 comments:

Jennie said...

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

Posie Patchwork said...

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

Amanda said...

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

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

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.

Bianca said...

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

xB

Libbie said...

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

Wendy said...

Yum! Hope your camera has a speedy recovery, Cath...

Lola Nova said...

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!

PaisleyJade said...

That looks delicious - loving your photo!

Little Cooties said...

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

Little Cooties said...

ok... will have to go and buy almond meal right now! will post a pic of the cake :)

Jess said...

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

Sarah said...

looking forward to giving this one ago x

Cat J B said...

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!

Clara said...

Wow, looks delicious.

ensparkle ceramics said...

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 :-)

koralee said...

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

Hugs for a great day my friend. xoxo

delia hornbook said...

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

Little Cooties said...

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 said...

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

xxxx

Kristi said...

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

Bela said...

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

Big hug!!! Bela.

Esther said...

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

Kelly said...

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.

babygalah said...

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

Mira Narnie said...

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

Maxabella said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Daydream Living said...

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,
Maureen

Relyn said...

OH, goodness. That sounds great!

Millie said...

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 said...

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!!

nicole said...

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!

Cherie said...

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 {{{}}}

Corrie said...

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!

corrie:)

katiecrackernuts said...

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

Sandrine said...

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

Rita said...

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

monkeemoomoo said...

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.

Emma said...

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

Aussie-waffler said...

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

The Handmaden said...

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.

Mira Narnie said...

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