We all have sweet tooth cravings from time to time. Okay, all the time, like me. Eating healthy shouldn’t stop us from having cake. Because cake could be as healthy as a bowl of oatmeal. I have found THE cake that loves your waistline, your heart, and your skin.
Never have I thought flourless cake could taste soooooooo good and be soooooooo moist. With the healthy lifestyle we are maintaining (after doing the 21 Day Fix challenge), it felt right to bake a carbs, sugar and gluten free cake for Zara’s birthday. After all, Walt and I will be eating it, most of it. In fact, we did and it is all gone by the time I finish this post.
If healthy mean I can eat cake, everyday, sign me up. Oh, yes! (hands raised).
Everything about this cake is organic. All NATURAL.
I am a novice when it come to baking. Often I would do something wrong during the process that the end product is not like what it supposed to be (Guilty! Not very good at measuring and following instruction). Hah, this one is easy as a piece of cake (no pun intended), there’s no room for error. No fluffing, no whipping, no handstanding. And did I mention the ingredient list is short? Yup, that’s right. 18.104.22.168.5.6. Wooohoo! Some love for the wallet!
Can’t say enough, it’s one of those healthy cakes – that loves your waistline, your heart and your skin (injected with Vitamin C). Top it with desired fruits to make it all colorful, pretty and happy. (Only because it’s Zara’s birthday, I added Nutella and M&Ms candies leftovers from Halloween as those are her favorite chocolates.)
This cake is made with love and filled with happiness. From my kitchen to yours.
Orange Almond Flourless Cake
adapted from SBS’s Food
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours + 50 minutes
Serving Size: 10
1/2 cup honey
1 cup almond meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Wash the oranges. Place them in a pot and cover with water. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Drain the oranges, set aside. Allow to cool to room temperature. Use a blender to puree the skin and meat (not so much of the juice) till it becomes a paste. This step could be done ahead of time.
Preheat oven at 350F.
Line a spring form tin or 9″ round tin with baking paper. Set aside.
Whisk together 6 eggs and honey in a bowl until well combined and honey melted. Add the orange puree and stir to combine. Mix in the almond meal, baking powder and baking soda. Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour, till top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Decorate with fruits or any topping desire. Serve!
Have a beautiful day!