The weekend is just around the corner, but before I head out in the world, I just want to share this extremely delicious cake with you. It is guaranteed the worlds easiest cake to make and is incredibly moist with intense flavors.
My friend who is allergic to gluten made this for me a while ago and I have been craving another bite of it ever since! Luckily she gave me the recipe and permission to share it with you.
I remember my mom making an orange cake with orange glaze and zest on top when I was little which was absolutely divine, and I decided to enhance the flavors even more by adding this to the cake – sweet memories!
4-5 organic clementines, sweet lime, lemons or oranges – I used 3 Meyer lemons and 2 oranges
150 g raw sugar
250g of freshly ground almonds
1 large teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 vanilla pod
a pinch of salt
Boil the fruit 1 -2 hours till they are completely soft. Let them cool, cut into quarters and remove the pips.
Finely grind the almonds in the blender. Add the citrus (including the skin), the sugar, the eggs, half the vanilla and scrape out the beans, a pinch of salt, baking powder – blend it all till it’s smooth. Pour into a greased spring form and bake in a 375F preheated oven for about 35 min till it feels firm in the center, cover with foil if you can tell it is getting too brown towards the end.
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange
70 g raw sugar
Freshly grated orange zest
In a small saucepan, cook the fresh juice and the sugar slowly till it reduces into an intense and flavorful glaze, add the freshly grated zest.
Pour over the cake and serve on its own or with a raspberry sauce.
–Last summer I went out and picked raspberries – the biggest and most beautiful raspberries I have ever seen and I filled my freezer with them–
The sauce is made with some frozen berries and some raw sugar, just gently simmered on the stove.
Gluten-free, butter-free and you would never even know!
That looks delicious Anne! I love baking with almond flour! Just tested a brownie batch today! Are you sure these are fat-free….almonds and eggs have fat in them….just making sure! It looks incredibly beautiful and I love the addition of the fruit!
Thank you Brandi, you are absolutely right it’s not fat free -good point! It’s free from butter – lower in fat and healthier.
Have a great weekend!
That looks SO good. I am going to try to make it for my International Women’s Day gathering…I hope you can come, at this point there aren’t that many people who can come (3) so it would not be too noisy..I hope you can come. I feel very positive today. A truck came and took a whole load of stuff out from Mom and Dad’s today..and then next week the folks from the church come to take stuff we are donating.. this week we moved the greenhouse to my place (I’m super excited about that!!). I just can hardly wait until it is really done and we are out of there, it is such a burden..Daisy and I are going back after lunch to work in the garden. Perhaps we’ll get a little more sun! Happy weekend Love Lise-Lotte
Thank you Lise-Lotte – I am so happy to hear that! I can imagine it will be a great relief when it’s all done! I have been thinking about you!
Looking forward to seeing you on the 8th for International Women’s Day – thank you for doing it!
Love and hugs to you my friend!
Look absolutely delicious!! Beautiful presentation. Thank you, Anne!
Thank you dear Amy, thank you 🙂
You don’t gain weight eating it virtually through your iPad, right?
Laurie, I hope not, at least not too much 🙂
I absolutely adore almond cake. You made this look really beautiful Anne 🙂
Me too Cass 🙂 Thank you!!
This looks incredible Anne!! you were right when you said it was easy – wow! Lovely photos too – I can almost taste it now. Delicious!
Thank you Shira 🙂 It is one of those cakes I will make again and again!
I made your delicious cheese bisquets again yesterday and YUM!! Everyone loves them – perfect with Sunday brunch!
As my friend calls it, “just delish” for delicious. I have a weakness for desserts and sweets. This is one obviously I can’t resist. Mmm…
Aah yes, just delish 🙂 I hope you will try it 🙂
Thank you friend!
Aaaahmmmm, hvor lyder den bare skøn (og nem!). Den vil jeg lave til min fødselsdag:).
Glœder mig 🙂 jeg ville ønske jeg kunne vœre med!!
Knus og tak fordi du lœser med!!
What a lovely cake Anne! Is there anything more delicious than meyer lemons? 🙂
Thanks Somer 🙂 I love meyer lemons they are amazing – I dream of having my own tree in the garden!
I am sure you would know the perfect way to make a vegan version of this Somer! What would you use instead of eggs?
hmmm, that’s a lot of eggs to replace, I’d probably do the tofu-vinegar-baking soda trick since it worked so well in the cake I made of Frugal’s. Sometimes flax just doesn’t replace (that many) eggs well 🙂
That tofu-vinegar-baking soda trick is magic, Somer – it would be fun to try 🙂
Thank you Love!!
Anytime! And I promise you can’t taste the tofu…or the vinegar! xx
This looks divine! Shall be giving it a try over the weekend. thanks Anne 🙂
Fantastic Madhu, so glad to hear it! I hope you will love it as much as I do 🙂
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Waw, what ana amzing & tasty looking special Gf cake! yeah!!! It sure looks very pretty & amazing too! 🙂 A must try & that glaze suprises me too! 🙂 Beautiful! A creation of real art!
Thank you Sophie! I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
i love that this is almond-based!
Yes me too! Anything almond -based and I love it 🙂
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Thank you 🙂 Have a great weekend!!
How lovely and delicious, Anne. I love almond flavoured puddings, and raspberries are my BEST berries. 🙂
Oh I love that combination too – I hope you get to try it 🙂
This looks very delicious, Anne. I love almond-based cakes and cookies. 😉
Thank you Malou – it’s wicked, addictive and dangerous 😉
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Hey Anne! How the heck are you girl! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can check it out here: http://honkifyourevegan.com/. Your goodies all look so delicious – you deserve it!! Celeste:)
Oh Celeste you are too sweet!!! Thank you so much!!!