A super moist, low-carb, gluten-free cake made with whole oranges bursts with a fresh citrus flavor. Impress your guests at a special gathering during the upcoming holidays with a delicious and healthy dessert. Serve with greek yogurt , vanilla ice cream, or your favorite icing. For more ideas about healthy holiday recipes, see our Thanksgiving menu. All are made from fresh ingredients without refined carbs, sugar, or gluten.
- Valencia or Navel oranges, 2
- Low-carb sweetener, 1 and 1/4 Cup
- Blanched almond flour, 2 and 3/4 Cup
- Baking powder, 1 and 1/4 teaspoon
- Large eggs, 6, room temperature
- Low-carb powdered sweetener for garnish (optional)
- Slices of orange or orange peels for garnish (optional)
1.Wash two oranges. In a large pot, bring 2 litres of water to a boil. Put the oranges and simmer for about 40 minutes. Drain and add another 2 litres of water and boil the oranges again for another 40 minutes.
2.Drain and set aside the oranges to cool.
3.Preheat the oven to 160˚C or 320˚F (140˚C or 284˚F if using fan oven).
4.Chop the oranges into small pieces. Put them in a food processor and puree until it reaches a jam like consistency. Take out of the processor and set aside.
5.In the same processor, add almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and eggs and pulse the ingredients to create a batter. Add the orange puree and stir well to combine.
6.Grease a 9 inch baking pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Add the batter into the pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
7.Take out the cake and cool down completely in the pan.
8.Decorate the top of the cake with a slice of orange or orange peels, leaves, or powdered sweetener. Slice and serve with sweetened greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Alternatively, drizzle your favorite icing and serve.
For low-carb sweetener, we use erythritol or stevia or monk fruit blend.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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