Gluten free Orange and Chocolate Cake

Flourless Orange Cake

This family sweet treat – Gluten free Orange and Chocolate cake – was inspired by Instead of covering the cake with a sugary syrup, I have added dark chocolate chips to the batter. Orange and chocolate is always a popular combination.

Serves 12


  • 2 oranges
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 300g almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g of chopped dark chocolate

=> 70% or 85% cacao work best


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Brush a round 22cm (base measurement) cake tin with melted butter to lightly grease. Line base with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the oranges in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return to pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes (this will reduce the bitterness of the peel). Refresh under cold water. Drain. Coarsely chop oranges. Remove and discard any seeds.
  3. Place the orange in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until thick and pale. Add the orange, almond meal and baking powder and gently fold until just combined. Pour half of the mix into the prepared cake tin. Scatter the chocolate chips. Pour the remaining batter.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
  6. If you wish, you can decorate the cake with icing sugar and orange rind.

Nutrition tips

Before following a gluten free diet, it is important to get tested for celiac disease. Once this has been ruled out, and if symptoms are still present, it is important to explore your condition further with the help of a nutritionist. This is to make sure your diet contains all the essential nutrients your body requires for optimum health. To find out how nutritional therapy can help you feel better, check this out.

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