Good Eats Guest Post: Orange Cake

This Good Eats post is a guest post courtesy of one of my clients, Shannon. She is a baking fiend and knows how to make a mean gluten-free cake. 😉

“The only way cheese is dessert is when it’s followed by the word cake.”
Michele Gorman, Single in the City

Finally!  Here it is.  I’ve got so many recipes I enjoy but this has quickly become a favorite.

This cake is courtesy of Elana’s Pantry, a gluten, dairy, egg, grain-free website I follow.  What I love about this cake  is that there are only 6 ingredients and only requires 1 pot, a food processor and a pie plate to clean up!  Although it’s considered a cake, it’s very dense and extremely moist, almost like a bread pudding.

Did I say bread!? Shame on me! 😉

Anyway, it’s great at any time of day, but when has cake ever been “time-sensitive”?  NO, really, it would be great served at a brunch decorated with some mint leaves, sprinkled with a touch of powdered sugar or even after a nice meal topped with some ginger-spiced whipped cream.  Yum.

It has a low-glycemic value but is high in protein and Vitamin C and it freezes extremely well.  The original recipe does not mention this but I think it’s important to mention that it keeps best refrigerated.  AND if you’re new to gluten-free flour baking, they don’t keep as long as wheat flours.  But when should cake ever last a long time? It’s meant to be eaten and enjoyed. 😉

Here is the recipe. If you want to learn more about Elana, check out her website here.

Orange Cake

  1. Wash the oranges and boil them whole (peel and all) for 1 ½ hours, or until soft (you should be able to cut them with a knife without forcing it through)
  2. Place whole oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Process in eggs, agave, almond flour, salt and baking soda until well blended
  4. Pour batter into a greased pie plate
  5. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean
  6. Cool in the pan for 2 hours
  7. Serve



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