Monday, November 7, 2011

Gluten-Free Baking - Orange Almond Cake

Happy Monday everyone!

I baked a little this weekend and ventured into new territory with almond flour. If you're unfamiliar, it basically consists of very finely ground almonds and it's commonly used as a flour substitute for people with gluten allergies.  We don't have a gluten issue in our household, but with more and more people being sensitive to it these days, I figured it couldn't hurt to have a recipe or two on-hand just in case.

This particular recipe focuses mostly on oranges and has a nice even texture. I sprinkled powdered sugar over the top for added sweetness, but fresh whipped cream would be yummy too. It's great for breakfast!

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Orange Almond Cake

2 large oranges
6 eggs, beaten
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 cups ground almonds or store-bought almond flour
1 tsp baking powder

Wash and scrub the oranges before boiling them for an hour. Cool, cut in half and remove seeds. Put in a food processor and blend to a puree.

Heat oven to 375 degrees and butter a 9" spring form tin. Beat the eggs and sugar until smooth, then fold in the baking powder, ground almonds and oranges until evenly combined. Pour mixture into tin and bake for an hour or until firm to touch.

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Recipe courtesy of Hipcooks.

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