Flourless Orange Cakes

Flourless Orange Cakes

Flourless Orange Cakes

By: Lisa Guy

These gorgeous, moist, gluten-free orange cakes make a perfect nourishing treat with a cup of tea. Oranges are
a wonderful source of the antioxidant vitamin C, which is vital for collagen production for healthy, youthful-looking skin. Vitamin C is also important for adrenal gland function and to strengthen immunity. You will also get plenty of protein from these delicious cakes to help stabilise blood sugar levels and help curb cravings.



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  • 3 large organic oranges
  • 4 organic eggs
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 cups almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 250g organic white chocolate
  • Dried orange pieces to decorate


  • Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 12-hole cupcake tin.
  • Place whole oranges in a large saucepan covered with water. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 40 mins. Drain oranges when done and allow them to cool.
  • Place oranges, eggs, honey, almond meal, baking powder and vanilla extract in your food processor and blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour mixture into cupcake holes and bake for 40 mins or until cooked through. Allow your cakes to cool completely before adding the topping. You should have batter left to make some more cakes.
  • To melt your chocolate, bring a small saucepan with around 2in of water to boil, then reduce to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl over the top of the pan so it fits well and doesn’t touch the water. Add your chocolate and stir until melted. 
  • Turn cakes over and top each cake with melted chocolate so it runs down the sides. If your cakes are uneven, trim the bottoms so they sit flat.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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