Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake
Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Did you hear? Orange zest and almond extract deliberate a celebration with a gluten-free cake, and also you’re all invited. Buckle up! We’ll drive. 

This completely candy and moist cake is gluten-free PERFECTION and is certain to steal the present at your subsequent brunch or gathering. Plus, simply 10 substances and 1 bowl required. Allow us to present you the way it’s performed!

Eggs, orange zest, oranges, almond flour, orange juice, cane sugar, brown rice flour, olive oil, baking powder, salt, almond extract, and potato starch

To start out this pretty loaf, cane sugar combines with orange zest for BIG, zesty taste. Subsequent come the liquid substances — eggs for a superbly fluffy but moist consequence, orange juice for candy orange taste, and olive oil for richness. A splash of almond extract joins the occasion, however you possibly can invite vanilla as a substitute for those who desire.

Pouring orange juice into a bowl with other wet ingredients

Subsequent the batter comes along with a mix of gluten-free flours for the good crumb texture: almond flour, potato starch, and brown rice flour. Lastly, the addition of baking powder and salt guarantee a fluffy loaf with balanced taste!

Stirring together cake batter

After transferring the batter to its pan, a fragile (however non-compulsory) sprinkle of sugar provides a glittery candy contact to the ultimate loaf.

Parchment-lined loaf pan filled with batter

After baking, the final (and hardest) step is to let it cool earlier than slicing and sharing (if it’s a must to).

Partially sliced loaf of orange almond cake on a cooling rack

We hope you LOVE this orange almond cake! It’s:

Tender
Moist
Fragrant
Completely candy
& Undetectably gluten-free!

It pairs particularly effectively with a cup of tea or some dairy-free milk. Take pleasure in for brunch, gatherings, as a candy weekend deal with, or so as to add brightness to gloomy winter days!

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Close-up shot of hands holding a slice of orange almond cake to show the moist texture

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Servings 10 (Slices)

Course Dessert

Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Freezer Friendly 1 month

Does it keep? 2-3 Days

  • Preheat the oven to 325 levels F (162 C), and line an ordinary dimension loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk collectively the sugar and orange zest till effectively mixed and aromatic. Add the eggs and whisk till effectively mixed. Then add the orange juice, olive oil, and almond extract and whisk till easy.

  • Add the almond flour, potato starch, brown rice flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk to mix and break up any lumps of flour. The batter needs to be semi-thick however pourable.

  • Switch the batter to the ready loaf pan, unfold it out evenly with a spatula, and prime with a sprinkle of cane sugar for a glittery candy contact (non-compulsory).

  • Bake for 55-65 minutes, or till the highest is flippantly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

  • Let the cake cool within the pan for quarter-hour, then fastidiously raise from the pan with the parchment paper and let cool fully on a wire rack — about 1 hour. As soon as the cake is totally cooled, gently take away the parchment paper.

  • Take pleasure in instantly with a cup of tea or some dairy-free milk! Retailer leftovers lined at room temperature for as much as 2-3 days (we discover it finest throughout the first 1-2 days). Cake might be frozen for as much as 1 month. Let thaw earlier than slicing.

*Potato starch + brown rice flour yields a fluffier consequence, however you possibly can sub them for a GF flour mix, comparable to our 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour Mix or DIY Mix. If not gluten-free, all-purpose flour ought to work, although we haven’t examined it — tell us for those who do.
*Instead of eggs, you possibly can sub flax eggs, however we examined many variations and strongly most well-liked eggs on this recipe. With flax eggs, will probably be somewhat grainy and never as flavorful, and the feel might be very crumbly (finest eaten on a plate with a fork vs. being handheld).
*Vitamin info is a tough estimate.
*Prep time consists of cooling.

Serving: 1 slice Energy: 301 Carbohydrates: 28.8 g Protein: 6 g Fats: 19.5 g Saturated Fats: 2.2 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 3.6 g Monounsaturated Fats: 12.8 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 37 mg Sodium: 182 mg Potassium: 200 mg Fiber: 3.3 g Sugar: 15.3 g Vitamin A: 54 IU Vitamin C: 5 mg Calcium: 92 mg Iron: 1 mg