Home > Food > Recipes > Almond and Orange Cake

Sign up for free newsletters packed with parenting advice, family activities, recipes, and more.

Register here or current subscribers, enter email address below:

Almond and Orange Cake

Categories: Allergy-Free, Cakes/pies, Christmas, Easter, Entertaining, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This cake does not need flour or butter, so it's great for people on restricted diets

Prep Time: prep 10 mins, plus cooling

Cooking Time: cook 1 hr

Serves: makes 8 servings


  • 7oz ( 200g) carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice, or orange- or almond-flavored liqueur
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 / 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 3 / 4 cup sugar
  • 1 1 / 4 cup almond flour (almond meal)
  • confectioner's sugar, for sifting (optional)
Almond and Orange Cake photo

Save Recipe

Add to shopping list

Please sign in to save recipes or create shopping lists.

Sign In

Not registered? Join now!


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Butter an 8in (20cm) round cake pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper.
  2. Cook the carrots in a little water about 15 minutes, or until very tender. Drain and purée with the orange juice; you should have 1/2 cup of purée.
  3. Beat the egg yolks, vanilla, and orange zest in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed. Gradually add the sugar, mixing until it becomes very thick. Stir in the carrot purée and almond flour.
  4. In a clean, dry bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter. Spread in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto the rack, peel off the paper, and cool completely. Sift confectioner's sugar over the top before serving, if desired.
  • prep 10 mins, plus cooling; cook 1 hr

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
Buy this book now!

Sign-Up Now!

Sign up to save recipes or create shopping lists online.

Already registered? Login here

register now


Cooking Tips

Loading the player...

More Videos:

© 2000-2016  Sandbox Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.