This recipe was orginally sent to me by friend my Jill, who found it over at Elana's Pantry and absolutely raved over it…then proceeded to make another cake a few days later. And then brought it to me, insisting I had to try it and put it on the blog.
So I did. And I am. Because it's delicious.
A couple of oranges are boiled until they are soft, and then the oranges, peel too, are cut, then processed in the food processor until smooth. This mixture is combined with eggs, honey, almond flour, salt, and baking soda, then poured into a pan and baked.
Jill insisted the cake was better with a little honey drizzled over the top. Of course, I had to top that, and discovered that it was even better with a bit of coconut oil or butter melted into the honey, with a splash of vanilla and a dash of cinnamon. I'm thinking it would be qually good with a dark chocolate drizzle instead…..Mmmm, delicious!!!
¾ cup honey
2 cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Wash the oranges and boil them whole (peel and all) for 1 ½ hours, or until soft
Place whole oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and blend until smooth
Process in eggs, agave, almond flour, salt and baking soda until well blended
Pour batter into a greased 9-inch cake pan
Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean
Cool in the pan for 2 hours
If desired, combine 1 Tbs melted butter or coconut oil, 3 tbs honey, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl, and drizzle over the cake just before serving.