Almond Orange Cake Recipe

The first time I saw someone make this cake it was like watching a magic trick. Whole oranges into boiling water, “what the …” we were about to defy the laws of nature, or at least common sense. This was then followed by the anticipation of having no idea where this was going to go to next.  Then the final result is a cross between a cake and a pudding, a cake recipe so crazy it works. Needless to say, despite not being a real bakery type, I have made  this a number of times, so far no complaints.


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Almond Orange Cake Recipe
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Recipe type: Desert
Cuisine: Cake
Serves: 8
  • 2 Oranges
  • 220g Sugar (7.5 oz)
  • 300g ground almond meal (10.5 oz)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Put 2 large whole oranges into boiling water and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Roughly chop up the oranges removing only the seeds.
  3. Puree the oranges to a smooth consistency
  4. Mix the eggs and add the sugar then whisk until thick and sugar has dissolved
  5. Fold in the ground almond, orange blossom water and baking powder until mixed.
  6. Place the mixture into a greased baking pan and bake on 160°C (320 °F) for about 1 hour
  7. Ice with favourite topping.





 The star of the show – Organic oranges




Here are some other great versions of the Orange Cake recipe:

The Cake Mistress 

Retro Mummy


  1. Tahar says

    This is a great recipe, the whole family loves it. I coat it with chocolate ganache and the combination takes it to a whole new level, thank you for sharing.

  2. Joyce says

    This looks great. My husband is gluten intolerant and he loves orange and almonds. Would love to surprise him with this. Just one question: what size pan do you use? Thanks Joyce

  3. Mary says

    This looks amazing my question to you is I can’t use sugar can I replace the sugar with Stevia for baking and if so how much can I use?

    • Dave says

      Hi Mary,

      Im not sure how well it would work as the sugar or syrup makes it moist. Although it may be a bit of an experiment I would substitute 1:1 with Erythritol and if that is not sweet enough add some Stevia to up the sweetness.

      Good luck,

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