Orange Almond Cake
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Orange Almond Cake

This is the loveliest, autumn orange cake ever. It's super moist, sweet and heavenly. this cake is beautifully served with a side of your favourite dollop cream. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: cake, orange, Orange Almond Cake
Author: Maria Ghidella


  • 200 g butter (unsalted, room temperature)
  • 180 g sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 g almond meal
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp orange zest

Orange Syrup

  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 2 star anise
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Grease a pan (20cm) springform tin lined with greaseproof paper.
  • In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs (one egg at a time) then add the vanilla essence.
  • In a small bowl, combine the almond meal together with the baking powder and a tablespoon of the orange zest.
  • Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 45 minutes.
  • To check if the cake is cooked through, user the skewer test. If a skewer is inserted into the cake and the skewer comes out clean, then the cake is ready. 
  • Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes before transferring it onto a plate.

Orange Syrup

  • Place the orange juice, sugar, star anise into a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the syrup is slightly thickened. Add the orange zest and set aside to cool. 
  • Prick the cake with a skewer, then generously spoon the syrup evenly over the cake.
  • Serve with a dollop of vanilla bean cream or coconut yogurt.