flourless almond orange cake

flourless almond orange cake

This simple flourless almond orange cake makes a perfect dessert, morning coffee cake, midnight snack! It’s full of healthy almonds!

Flourless Almond Cake

Flourless cakes are super simple to make. And, it seems like an oxymoron to say ‘flourless’ cake when all your life you’re known that you need to make cakes with flour. But, this flourless almond orange cake defies the cake-making beliefs!

Flourless Almond Cake Recipe

Just a few ingredients and this cake is all yours. Yes, the essence of this cake is going to be the glorious flavors of almonds. 

Easy Almond Cake Recipe

If you’ll notice from the pictures, I baked this cake in a metal pie pan. I mean why can’t cakes be pies or vice versa. I like the pie pan because it’s a small amount of batter and this just works perfectly for baking. 

Ground Almond Cake No Flour

Ground almonds have a delicious flavor in a cake. And, when they’re the star of the cake, it’s even more tasty. I don’t grind my almonds into a dust. No, I like to leave some of them in small pieces. That way when I take some bites, I know I’m eating almond slices. 

Italian Almond Cake

Yes, this recipe is very similar to an Italian almond cake. Since there’s no baking powder in it, the cake doesn’t poof up or rise. It’s more dense, yet light. If that makes sense?

French Almond Cake

French almond cake is another type of recipe that stars almonds. 

The French almond version is more of a little tea cake. It’s usually rectangular in shape, but it can be round. And, it’s got a buttery golden hue, which gives it the nickname ‘Financiers’. When the rectangluar cake is cut, the slices look like little bars of gold, hence, financiers. I love to learn things like this! 

Quick Almond Cake

No doubt, my recipe falls in the category of a quick almond cake. If you want something fast. If you want something delicious. If you want something that will look chic and elegant, then make it! 

Flour Free Almond Cake

And, of course, this recipe is flour free. For more flourless recipes, you might like to take a look at these I’ve created. 

Almond Zest Cake

Flourless Chocolate Tart

Flourless Wedding Cookie Cake

flourless almond orange cake

flourless almond orange cake

flourless almond orange cake

Yield: Makes: One round bundt cake pan


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, ground into fine mixture in food processor
  • 4 Tbl. butter, unsalted, melted, cooled
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 orange, seedless, zest and juice
  • 4 eggs, separate yolks and whites
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Put the almonds, egg yolks, melted butter, sugar, allspice, salt, orange zest and juice in a large mixing bowl. Blend together.
  2. In a separate bowl, use a mixer to whip the egg whites into a fluffy meringue.
  3. Gently fold the meringue into the batter mixture.
  4. Pour into a well greased bundt pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 28 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean from the center.
  6. Remove to a cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar when cool. Grate fresh nutmeg on top (optional).


Best to grind fresh almonds. Almond flour isn't recommended.

When folding in the meringue to the batter, don't overwork. You want the airiness of the meringue to 'fluff' the batter.

This cake is thin like a tart.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello! This looks beautiful. Do you think pistachios could be subbed for the almonds?

    1. Good morning! Yes, it’s a yummy cake. I think you could try pistachios. I’d grind into a sandy mixture in a food processor prior to step one. Please let me know!! xoxx ally

  2. Leslie Brooks says:

    Excellent, easy & so so yummy! Almond & oranges are my favorite – this is the go to dessert if you want to impress the masses, for any occasion!

    1. Leslie Leslie!! You’ve made my day! Yes, I love the combo of almonds and oranges, too. So refreshing, and you do feel a tad bit ‘less guilt’ about a second slice!! xoxx ally

  3. Leslie Brooks says:

    Excellent, easy & so so yummy! Aomfd – oranges are my favorite – this is the go to dessert if you want to impress the masses, for any occasion!

    1. Leslie! Thank you so so much! It hits all the we love, especially easy! Thank youm luv!

  4. This is perfect for the season and easy!! I know it is delicious!!! 💕

    1. Linda!! Thank you, luv, for swinging by and visiting! I agree that it’s perfect for the season. The citru’eee’ taste is just so delicious! Sending lots of love! xoxx ~ally

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