Dessert Recipes

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake“This flourless cake has become a favorite at our house,” Maryalice Wood writes from Langley,…

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake


2 large eggs, separated 1/2 teaspoon plus 4 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup ground almonds, toasted 1/4 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar


Place egg whites in small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Coat a 6-in.

round baking pan with cooking spray and sprinkle bottom and sides with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Line pan with waxed paper and coat the paper; set aside.

In a small bowl, beat egg yolks for 2 minutes.

Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons sugar.

Add the orange zest, cloves and salt; beat 1 minute longer.

Stir in almonds.

With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.

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Stir a third of egg white mixture into almond mixture.

Gradually fold in remaining egg whites.

Spread evenly into prepared pan.

Bake at 375┬░ for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Gently remove waxed paper.

Cool completely.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Facts 1 slice:

  • 178 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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