Thursday, August 23, 2007

Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake (Flourless)

I saw this recipe of a cake some years ago from the Straits Times and had made it once before. I was curious about the cake cos' it didn't use any flour in the ingredients. Instead it used almond meal. I made it again this time using a
10 inch glass pie dish and had enough batter to make another cake for a friend.

Since the cake uses almond meal, the texture of the cake is sort of nutty and smooth. It's pretty moist too due to the amount of olive oil used. This is indeed a flourless cake and it tastes great when eaten cold too.


Grated peel from 2 oranges
Juice from 2 oranges
1/2 cup sugar
3 whole eggs
3 egg whites
3/4 cup olive oil
250 gm almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt


Pre-heat oven to 190 degree C.

Grease and flour a 10 inch glass pie dish.

Beat egg whites till they form stiff peaks and leave a side.

In another bowl beat whole eggs with sugar till mixture thickens.

Add in the grated orange peel, almond meal, baking powder, salt, orange juice and olive oil.

Fold the egg whites into the mixture above till well blended.

Pour batter into the glass pie dish and another cake dish.

Bake for about 30 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool.

Store in air-tight container.

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