Almond Mint Orange Cake

23 Jan

Amazingly, I didn’t eat oranges until sometime last year. I don’t remember ever eating them as a kid (I grew up on apple turf, okay?) and, lacking the necessary peeling knowledge, only ate them when they came in a juice carton. Then, MamaKef introduced me to this absurd gadget and my life has never been the same. Now it’s all oranges, all the time. I just can’t get enough!

So, in the spirit of my new fruit friends, I just knew I had to spend my snow day turning this amazing recipe into a gluten-free/sugar-free cake. My version wasn’t quite as pretty and didn’t rise as nicely, but lacked no flavor whatsoever.  This cake is moist, just a tad sweet, and the orange and almond just blend together as a lovely set up for the mint. I loved this cake and can’t wait to bring it to a brunch sometime soon. I’ve included my substitutions, but you should follow the original recipe if you need a little gluten and sugar to go with your orange and mint.


Almond Mint Orange Cake


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 3/4 c olive oil
  • 1 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour (I used Bob’s All Purpose GF)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 orange and one clementine
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c finely chopped fresh mint


photo-731. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 6-inch round pan. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until just combined. Add the olive oil and whisk again.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk into the egg mixture.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the zests, juice, vanilla, and mint. Whisk into egg/flour mixture until just combined. Do not over work.

4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until center is set. Keep a close eye in the final minutes, as the sides can get quite crispy! Serve cool.

2 Responses to “Almond Mint Orange Cake”

  1. everybodylovespretty January 23, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Looks awesome!

    • cookingupkefi January 25, 2014 at 10:22 am #

      Thanks! It was yummy and moist and just what I needed! Not sure I needed ALL four pieces… but none the less, a treat.

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