Cosy Hobbit Kitchen

One from my mum’s recipe records


Using ground almonds instead of flour in this cake makes the texture heavenly.


  • 2 whole organic navel/valencia oranges. Remove seeds after steaming.
  • 6 free-range eggs
  • 250g ground almonds
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs plain flour


1. Steam oranges for 20 minutes.

2. Place oranges + 6 eggs in a processor and process until thick and frothy.

3.  Add baking powder + sugar. Process until smooth.

4. Combine almonds in mixture and mix gently. Add the flour next.

5. Pour the mixture into a 26 cm. round tin, which has grease-proof paper on the bottom and buttered sides.

6. Bake at 180 degrees C. for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 160 degrees C. and bake for a further 45 minutes, or until it comes away from the sides of the tin.

6. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Afterwards, dust with icing sugar if desired.


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  1. * Cora says:

    Oh I love orange and almond cake but I’ve never made one myself. The texture of your cake looks wonderful – dense and moist. I think I’m going to have to try your recipe when I next get my hands on some oranges ;).

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago
    • * Kristina says:

      hope you enjoy it! oh, and in case you were wondering if you need to remove the peel ect before processing (someone else asked me this) – you don’t need to 🙂

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago
  2. * Trisha says:

    I have a whole packet of almonds at home waiting to become something wonderful and I think I just found the right recipe for them! I’m such a huge fan of orange cakes and this is just wonderful!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
    • * Kristina says:

      Thanks, I really hope you enjoy it! Btw I was having a look at your blog today and all the recipes look just wonderful! I definitely bookmarked more than a few to try out in the future 🙂

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  3. Amazing blog, can’t wait for more entries! A yum-looking Orange Cake too. From your fellow Voguette x

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
    • * Kristina says:

      Thanks for check it out 😀 I know I haven’t updated for ages but things have been a bit hectic. I’ll definitely post some new recipe soon, though!

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago

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