Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Flourless Orange Cake

Merry Christmas everyone!

We were away during the Christmas period and this will be our last trip for 2014.  Time flew by so quickly especially this year, I hope 2014 was a great year for you.

For the last 2 months, we were feasting so much that my weight had ballooned to an unbelievable marker.  I am definitely not complaining but will have to be more motivated to exercise next year.  

In the meantime, let me share with you this wonderful recipe that I tasted during a caroling session.  One of the cake that was served during the party was really good.  

Later we found out that it is flourless!  We could detect the nice fragrant of the orange but I never imagine it to be flourless.  Though I had eaten some flourless cake before but this one is seriously good.  It is light and does not have that heavy flourless cake texture at all.

The host's sister in law was really kind to share this, Flourless Orange Cake with me.  Thanks A's SIL!

I baked this for hubby's birthday and family love it.  You got to try it.

What you need:

280g chopped orange (need to scrubbed and with skin on – discard pips)
5 eggs, separated
200g castor sugar
225g almond meal
1 tsp orange essence (optional)
50g flaked almonds
Melted chocolate for decorating


Blend chopped oranges and put the chopped oranges in a small saucepan, add in 1 tbsp water, cover and cook gently for 30 mins or until soft and excess liquid has evaporated.  Leave to cool.

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Lined a 9” round pan.

Whisk egg whites with ½ of the castor sugar to stiff peak.  

Whisk egg yolks and orange essence with the remaining castor sugar until pale and quite thick. 

Whisk in the finely chopped oranges.

Fold in the almond meal.

Stir in 1/3 spoonful of the whisked egg white into the batter.

Fold in the remaining egg whites.

Pour into greased pan and level the batter.

Sprinkle with flaked almond.

Bake for 50 mins or until cake is golden and cooked.

Leave cake to cool in pan.  Remove and drizzle with melted chocolate.


  1. Hi Edith, thanks for the well wishes. Here's wishing you and family a blessed New Year!
    This flourless orange cake with almond meal must be very fragrant ... nice combo with melted chocolate too ^-^!

    1. I got hooked eating this and that is why I asked for the recipe during the party.

  2. Hi Edith, Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. This cake looks so good and is gluten free! Yes! I'm going to try to bake it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. i'd tasted one of these cakes in new zealand and was in awe of it ... am sure yours taste equally good!

  4. Hi Edith,
    I am curious how does this flour less orange cake of yours, taste like but it is definitely very tempting! I would like to try this soon.
    Wishing you and your love ones a Happy New Year. All then best in year 2015!

  5. Hi do i need to discard the orange skin after cooking or should i strain it before baking?


    1. Since it was blended, I added everyone in. Did not discard.


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