Gluten free boiled orange cake

A round whole cake with one slice being served and an orange in the front.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people


  • 2 oranges medium – weighing about 200g each
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 tsp brandy optional
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • Icing sugar


  • Wash oranges and put in a saucepan with water just enough to cover. Put the pan on medium heat and boil them for 30 minutes. Leave to cool a little.
  • Discard the calyx (green stem bit on top) and pips of the oranges. Put rest of the whole oranges, cut in chunks in the blender or food processor. Process until the oranges become smooth puree.
  • Pre-heat the oven 170°C. Line the cake tin with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until it forms peaks. Add sugar and continue to beat until it becomes a soft meringue.
  • Mix egg yolks, brandy, orange puree and ground almond. Combine well.
  • Pour the cake mixture in the prepared cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour.
  • Dust with icing sugar. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


This cake is also great  on next day.
Keyword gluten free, vegetarian
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