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Orange Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Posted Feb 07 2010 12:00am

This is the most amazing and simple fool- proof cake that never fails. You can use lemons instead, but make sure it has the same weight as the oranges. A little note about this cake, you have to like the flavor of marmalade, since this has a tinge of bitterness to it because it's made with the pith and rind. That is why I added as an option bittersweet chocolate chips to add in the batter for more sweetness, if you prefer, however I like it the way that it is. If trying this out, please leave your comments. Especially delightful when served with vanilla ice cream, yoghurt or crème fraiche.


3 large oranges

2 cups brown sugar

½ cup soymilk

2 cups almond meal

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (optional)

Serves 10

1 Bring a pot of water to boil, add the oranges, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

2 Strain off the water, and let the oranges cool.

3 In the meantime, food process the sugar and soymilk until dissolved and pour into large bowl.

4 When oranges are cool. Cut in half and de-seed them and put the oranges with peel and pith into the food processor until reasonably smooth.

5 Pour the pulp into the sugar and soymilk mixture. Then add the almond meal, baking powder and chocolate chips (optional) gently mix together.

6 Spray cooking spray into 9X11 baking dish. Bake at 375F for 1 hour.

7 Leave the cake to stand for 10 minutes, then turn it out on a cooling rack and allow cooling for an hour.

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