Citrus and Almond Cake

by Collette White | June 10, 2015

Good Morning! I hope this finds you all well. I went searching on my website for this cake that I made a few months back and thought I was going crazy as it wasn’t there! How on earth did I make this cake and forget to blog it!? I remember eating ‘boiled orange’ cake growing up that was basically boiled orange, egg, sugar and almond meal … simple yet delicious. So this is my take on that old fashioned recipe – I tried to fancy it up by adding coconut oil and coconut flour and things like that … they were ‘nice’ but nothing compared to this simpler version. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


1 whole orange

1 whole lemon

2 cups almond meal (280g)

½ cup rapadura (90g)

5 eggs

½ tspn cinnamon

½ tspn vanilla bean powder

pinch salt


Wash fruit well. Place the whole orange and lemon into a saucepan and cover completely with water. Bring to the boil on a high heat. Reduce heat to medium – high (or until it is at a steady simmer) and simmer for 1 hour.

Drain and allow fruit to cool for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 170c and line round springform cake tin with baking paper.

Separate egg whites and yolks. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside.

Into a food processor place the orange and lemon and blitz on medium – high until thoroughly processed and looks like a pulp.

TMX : Speed 6 / 20 seconds.

Add the rest of the ingredients (EXCEPT THE EGG WHITES) and blitz on medium for a further 30-60 seconds until thoroughly combined.

TMX : Speed 5 / 20 seconds.

Stir through the whisked egg whites – gently but thoroughly.

TMX: I have only ever done this egg white step by hand – never in the TMX.

Pour cake mixture into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes (or until golden and thoroughly cooked – temp can change a few minutes either side of this 45 minutes depending on your oven).

Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes before removing cake from the tin and cool on a wire rack (or enjoy it warm and fresh out of the oven if you can’t wait!). 



* Sprinkle with extra rapadura and cinnamon on top before baking.

* Ice with ‘Cream Cheese’ icing if your diet allows.

* Swap the 1 orange and 1 lemon for other citrus fruit depending on your taste. Eg 2 oranges, 1 orange and 1 lime etc.

* Don’t forget to add the egg yolks! (I may have done this myself once!)

* Serve with a dollop of Yoghurt (Coconut Yoghurt is in my picture here) or it would even be delicious with warm custard.

Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,