Summer Orange & Almond Cake

Summer Orange & Almond Cake

Summer Orange & Almond Cake made with gluten free flour and flax eggs – vegan

Vegan, Gluten-free and Refined-Sugar free

(Makes 8 slices)
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40mins

1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
flax eggs, 2* (see below)
1 tbsp vanilla paste or extract
1 tbsp orange zest
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
3/4 cup coconut sugar
small pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large orange, thinly sliced into 6 pieces

*To prepare 2 flax eggs: mix 2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 5 tbsp water and leave to stand for 10 min until it has a gel-like consistency

For a non-vegan recipe – simply use 2 standard eggs.

how to make it…

1. Preheat oven to fan 140 degrees C.
2. Grease a round 20cm springform cake tin with a little extra virgin olive oil.
3. Sift the self-raising flour, ground almonds, coconut sugar, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil, fresh orange juice, flax eggs, vanilla and orange zest.
5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the liquid until fully combined.
6. On the base of the round cake tin, neatly place the orange slices in a central,
circular arrangement, with each slightly overlapping the previous one.
7. Gently lay the cake batter over the orange and flatten the top with a spoon
8. Place in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Once cooked, a toothpick should come out clean once inserted.
9. Remove from the oven and after 10 minutes, take the cake out of the tin whilst carefully turning over to reveal the beautifully decorated orange topping.
Slice and serve warm.


Recipe from Krupali @thefoodiemamma