Friday, February 24, 2012


Orange cake....this recipe uses an ENTIRE orange..peel and all!


1 navel orange

8 ounces slivered almonds

1c. sugar

6T. soft butter

5 eggs

1/2c. King Arthur Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (If you are not gluten free, regular flour will also have good results)

1tsp. baking powder

1tsp. baking soda

1/4tsp. salt

Preheat oven 350 and butter/flour a 9" bundt pan.

Boil 1 navel orange in a covered pot and reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Cool it completely. Cut orange in half, then quarters, wedges and then chunks.

Put 8 ounces slivered almonds in food processor with 2 T. of the sugar and process till fine. Put in a bowl. Pour some of this in the pan-shake around and dump what does not stick to pan back into the bowl.

Place the whole orange (allll of it) in the food processor with rest of the sugar and puree. Add the almonds and butter and process to mix. Add eggs. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Process till just combined. Pour in pan and bake about 1 hour till golden and a toothpick comes out clean!

Optional: Add chocolate chunks to the batter. Sprinkle top of cake with powdered sugar before serving!

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