Orange and Almond Cake




  • 2 large oranges (preferably seedless)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • GARNISH thin slices of peeled orange sprinkled with confectioners sugar and a touch of cinnamon, or fresh raspberries. Serve with whipped cream.


Wash the oranges and boil them in water to cover, without peeling, until very soft, 30 minutes or more.
Drain, cool, cut into quarters, and remove the seeds, if any. Process the oranges to a fairly fine puree in a blender or food processor or by putting them through a meat grinder. Don't make too fine. The little bits of skin, which will not be at all bitter after the long boiling, are pleasant to bite on.
Beat the eggs in a bowl until thick, then add the ground almonds, salt, sugar, baking powder, and orange puree, and mix well.
Pour into a deep 9-inch cake pan that has been buttered and floured, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour or longer, until firm to the touch when pressed with the tip of your finger.
Remove the pan to a rack, allow the cake to cool, then turn it out of the pan onto a serving dish. Serve garnished with orange slices or berries, and whipped cream.

  • Ingredients6
  • Servings8
  • Calories274

Nutrients Per Serving

  • Calories: 274
  • Protein: 8.8 g
  • Fat: 12.6 g
  • Carbohydrate: 35 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 112 mg
  • Potassium: 255 mg
  • Phosphorus: 176 mg