Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ALMOND AND ORANGE FLOURLESS CAKE




Usually orange cakes are incredibly high in carbs because of the flour, sugar and the number of oranges and orange juice needed. My recipe uses a whole orange skin and all, so only 1 orange is required to get that delicate orange taste.

Best of all, there is no peeling or chopping into tiny pieces. Cut the orange into 4 quarters and pop them in the food processor and blitz with the blade until almost pureed. You then simply add all the ingredients and pulse until smooth.



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ALMOND AND ORANGE FLOURLESS CAKE 

Usually orange cakes are incredibly high in carbs because of the flour, sugar and the number of oranges and orange juice needed. My recipe uses a whole orange skin and all, so only 1 orange is required to get that delicate orange taste.

Best of all, there is no peeling or chopping into tiny pieces. Cut the orange into 4 quarters and pop them in the food processor and blitz with the blade until almost pureed. You then simply add all the ingredients and pulse until smooth.

Read the secret why you don't have to peel the orange for this low carb almond & orange flourless cake.
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I like to make this in 2 sponge tins and sandwich them together with a sugar free icing made with yoghurt and cream cheese. I use either Natvia or Swerve’s sugar free icing mix which is a blend of organic stevia or erythritol developed just for baking.

It is incredibly fine and won’t leave the icing/frosting with a gritty texture that some stevia sweeteners do.

Not only is this almond and orange flourless cake wheat free, it is also sugar free (or no added sugar to be precise, there is some sugar in the orange) gluten free, and can be made dairy free if you choose to make the icing/frosting just with the sugar free icing mix, coconut cream and some orange zest.

This Paleo version would be an easy sugar free icing to make, and could be used as a cake filler, cake topper or served on the side.

Note :: This makes a very large double layer celebration cake. If you want to cut down even further on carbs, you can just treat both layers as 2 separate cakes. Cover each layer with icing/frosting, and now you have 2 cakes rather than a double layer cake.

You can also use the cake mixture to bake cupcakes or a square sponge, then iced and sliced. A quick search shows that most orange cakes have 40g carbs or more, even without the frosting.

A slice of this low carb almond and orange cake is 8g for a double layer and only 4g per slice if using a single layer, including the icing/frosting.




























 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 20 minutes
 Total Time 30 minutes
 Servings 12
 Calories 197 kcal
Ingredients

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Almond and Orange Flourless Cake
1 orange quartered
6 eggs
250g / 9oz almond meal/flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 - 4 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice or more, to your taste
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Sugar Free Icing
100g / 3.5oz natural yoghurt unsweetened
100g / 3.5oz cream cheese softened
50g / 1.8oz powdered sweetener
2 tbsp orange zest
Instructions
Almond and Orange Flourless Cake
Place the orange quarters (make sure to remove and seeds) in the food processor and using the blade attachment, blitz until almost pureed. It is nice to see small pieces of orange peel in the final baking mix.
Add all the other ingredients. Pulse until smooth.
Pour into 2 greased and lined sponge tins.
Bake at 180C/350F for 20-25 minutes. Test the centre with a clean fork or skewer to ensure it is cooked thoroughly.
Sugar Free Icing
Mix the softened cream cheese with the natural yoghurt with a fork until smooth.
Add the orange zest and powdered sweetener.
When the cakes are completely cold, place the first layer on the serving plate and ice with the icing mix. Place the other cake layer on top and sprinkle with the sugar free icing mix and tiny pieces of orange zest and orange slices.
Recipe Notes
You may also bake this as 1 large cake, but it will need baking for 30-40 minutes.
source:http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2015/09/16/almond-and-orange-flourless-cake/



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