Whole Orange Cake (GF & DF)Aug 31, 2022
I just adore Whole Orange Cakes. This was actually the cake I made for myself for my birthday this year, lol. This is a much healthier option that is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar free. It's just delightful. You can thank me later ;)
- 2 navel oranges
- 6 eggs
- 1 ¼ cup xylitol
- 2¾ cups almond meal
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- Fresh orange slices, or dehydrated orange slices to decorate
- Wash the navel oranges, cut off the ends (discard the ends) and place the oranges into a large pot.
- Cover with water, bring to the boil on the stovetop, then simmer for 2 hours (add more water during this time).
- Remove the oranges from the water and allow to cool completely (they'll be nice and soft).
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line the base and sides of a 22cm springform pan with baking paper and set aside.
- Chop the cooled oranges into pieces and place into a food processor.
- Process until completely smooth and no lumps remain. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs and xylitol in a large bowl until pale and frothy (about 2 minutes on high using hand-held beaters).
- Add the orange puree and stir through.
- Add the almond meal and baking powder and stir through.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out with just a few crumbs on it.
- Allow to cool completely in the tin (preferably place it into the fridge overnight.
- Arrange orange slices on top, for decoration
- Approved for: gluten-free, dairy-free, adrenal diet, dessert, snack
This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:
- Adrenal Diet
Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner
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