Flourless Orange Honey Almond Cake (paleo)
This recipe is free of: Grains, Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Peanuts, Legumes, Yeast, and Refined Sugar.
2 cups almond flour/meal. I used one cup flour, one cup meal.
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup (or equivalent) alternative sweetener of choice. (If it’s a liquid sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, reduce the other liquids accordingly).
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon orange oil. I use Simply Organics orange flavor.
3 eggs (I use soy free fed eggs).
3/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1/4 cup olive oil
Zest of 1/2 an orange
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use butter or coconut spread to grease a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan.
Mix the dry ingredients and combine well. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and add them to the dry, whisking with a fork. Stir until well combined. There’s no need for an electric mixer here.
Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center to ensure it’s cooked through.
While still warm and in pan, pour orange honey syrup over entire cake. Let sit for thirty minutes. Decorate with sliced almonds and coconut chips.
Orange honey syrup:
1/2 cup orange blossom honey
1/4 cup wrm water
Two tblspns orange juice