Sugar Free Orange Cake
Prep: 30 minutes | Cooking: 90 minutes | Oven: 160 °C / 320 °F
No grain | No Sugar of course | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | No added fat
Acknowledgment: Kudos to my Aussie friend, Mishka for sharing her recipe find on Facebook. I saw it, tried it and loved it. Kudos to Sugar Free Kids.
- 2 whole oranges (organic if you can as we use the whole lot)
- 6 eggs
- 2.5 cups almond meal
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup stevia powder
- 3 tablespoons rice syrup
- 1 tablespoon rice syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 4 heaped tablespoons coconut cream
- Place 2 Organic Oranges in a saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil then reduce heat right down and cover and simmer for 2 hours.
- Oranges should now be very soft. They must be cooled right down before you continue.
- You can boil and cool them ahead of time.
- Preheat oven to 160 °C / 320 °F.
- Once oranges are cooled, cut the top and tail off and place the whole lot, skin and all into your food processor.
- Process on high speed for about 30 seconds until you are left with a very smooth bright orange puree.
- Add remaining ingredients to your food processor and mix on a medium speed for about 20 seconds until the mixture is well combined.
- The trick to making this cake look so high, was to cook it in a small stainless steel mixing bowl, well lined and sprayed with coconut oil, a spring form pan is also great but cake will finish looking flatter than mine (Line and spray all over or it will stick).
- Bake in oven for about 90 minutes, test with a tooth pick and ensure it comes out clean.
- While baking you can make your icing by melting the coconut oil (10 sec in microwave) and stirring together with the coconut cream and rice syrup.
- Icing must be refrigerated to become thick.
- Allow the cake to cool before removing gently and place top down (served upside down like a dome).
- Ice with a spatula or back of a tablespoon.
- Keep in the fridge for a few days.
- Orange| 13 Benefits of Oranges + vitamin C, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid and folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper and potassium.
- Vitamin C: Also known as ascorbic acid, it is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. It helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. it helps support healthy immune function.
- Folate: It can treat certain types of anemia. It’s also given to women who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant.