Hey guys, welcome back to the blog. Today’s recipe is a new one, a gluten and dairy free orange cake! This simple recipe is a twist on my usual lemon bars. It is a soft, yet denser cake, covered with a sweet orange syrup. This is my first time experimenting with fresh oranges, without any orange extract. While you can add orange extract to boost the flavour, I’d definitely recommend adding freshly squeezed orange juice to this one. The recipe yields 9 servings but you can easily double it. The cake is best served warm and would pair great with fresh fruit. Here is how you can make it!
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup erythritol sugar
1 tbsp orange zest
Freshly squeezed orange juice (I used 3 oranges)
3 medium-sized eggs
1 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp honey + juice from 2 oranges (for the simple syrup)
Preheat the oven at 150ºC.
Whisk together coconut oil, eggs, sugar, and orange zest.
Mix in the orange juice.
In a separate bowl, mix the flours and baking powder together.
Sift in half of the dry mixture into the wet and fold in gently.
Alternate between adding in the almond milk and dry mixture until you get a smooth, thick batter.
Pour the batter into a lined baking tin and bake at 180ºC for 25-30 mins, until the top turns golden.
To make the simple syrup (traditionally made with equal parts sugar and water), slightly warm up some honey and mix in the orange juice.
Use a fork or skewer to poke small holes in the cake, drizzle the syrup all over and cut into squares before serving.
I hope you try out this recipe and find it helpful. I have a few more recipes coming out this month so keep an eye out for more gluten and dairy free baking. Please like and follow to support the healthboss community and thank you for reading, xoxo.
Hey guys, welcome back to the blog, in this post I’m sharing a quick recipe for a gluten free fruit cake or loaf. This was pretty easy to make and should work with many adaptations so feel free to tweak it to your tastes. I am still experimenting with different flavours and ingredient combinations and I will be sharing those as well. If you have any gluten, dairy free recipes you’d like to see, please let me know down in the comments. So let’s get right into it…
2 cups gf flour
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar/ erythritol sugar substitute
1/4-1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup fruit mix (raisins, dried orange)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup seeds/nuts (optional)
1 tbsp lemon juice & zest
Combine the flours, sugar and spices in a bowl.
Then whisk the eggs and milk together and combine with the dry ingredients until well combined.
You may need to adjust the flour/milk ratio depending on the type of gluten free you’re using. I used a local blend but you will want a thick cake batter texture.
Fold in the fruit into the batter and pour into your mould, you can also add extra nuts/seeds as toppings toppings, I usually add pumpkin seeds.
Bake at 180ºC for 20-25 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
You can store this up to two weeks in the fridge, I usually leave the loaf whole and cut it when serving. This recipe and other variations will be available in the ebook where I will share more tips on healthy gluten and dairy free baking. Thank you for reading, I hope you try out this recipe and please like and follow for more quick recipes xoxo.