Flourless Whole Orange and Almond Cake


  • 3 large sweet navel oranges
  • 4 large free range eggs• 8 (150g) large medjool dates, pitted & chopped
  • 3 cups (330g) almond meal
  • 2 tsp (5g) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (2g) vanilla powder


  1. Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 175°C.1. Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 175°C.
  2. Place 2 oranges in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer covered for 45 minutes. (Make sure oranges remain covered with water). Drain and cool.
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining orange. Cover the bottom of a lined large round cake tin with the orange slices. Set aside.
  4. Cut cooled boiled oranges into quarters (discard any seeds).
  5. Place boiled oranges, eggs, dates, baking powder and vanilla powder into your blender and puree until smooth.
  6. In a medium bowl mix together orange puree with almond meal.
  7. Pour batter on top of orange slices in your cake tin and bake for 1 hour 40 minutes.
  8. Allow to slightly cool for 15 minutes then turn out, with oranges showing at top of cake.

* This recipe is free from gluten, dairy and refined sugars.

Casey-Lee Lyons is a Brisbane-based nutritionist, naturopath and recipe developer. Casey-Lee specialises in simple, healthy and real food recipes that nourish from the inside out. Visit www.livelovenourish.com.au and download your free recipe e-book!

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