I was looking at some of my favorite blogs for recipes and inspiration yesterday, when I saw Orange Cake at Elanas Pantry. It was news to me, as Elana mentioned, that Starbucks has released a gluten-free orange cake. I go to my local coffee shop nine times out of ten, where they always have a good selection of gluten-free/dairy-free cakes and cookies, and when I do go to Starbucks I use the drive-though, which explains how I was out of the loop, but I digress.
Gluten-free Orange Cake
Boil 2 whole oranges (peel and all) for about 80 minutes.
Remove. Rinse in a bowl of fresh piping hot water for one minute.
Add the whole cooked oranges (peel and all) to your food processor, after putting in the blade.
Cut each orange in half, inside the food processor (they will be very soft).
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
While pureeing, drop in 4 eggs.
Now for some reason my spring form pan drips oil onto the bottom of my oven (yes, even when it’s properly assembled). So what I do is use a large piece of unbleached parchment paper, untrimmed, so that it comes right up the walls of the pan, and I pour the batter over. As you can see this creates a bit of a scalloped edge, that I think is pretty. If, however, you have a pan that doesn’t leak like mine, you wont need this step =)
Bake at 350 degrees for about 34 minutes.
Let cool fully before dusting with ground xylitol (I use a mortar and pestle to grind mine).
It will take forever to cool, so if you are impatient (I am impatient, and it was driving me crazy :-)), you can skip dusting it and eat it hot.
*As always, be very careful that your pets don’t eat any xylitol
P.S. If you like this ornage cake, then check out my new orange pie!
Update: I have made this several times now, and I should mention that the size of the fruit really changes the texture and consistency. The first two were made with large organic oranges (I think it’s especially important that they are organic, since we are eating the peel). The large oranges produce a pie-like dessert (can I call it dessert if I eat it for breakfast -Ha!). The last one I made for a pot luck last weekend used two much smaller organic oranges, and it came out more like cake. They were equally good, I just thought I’d pass that on. Today I’m making it with 2 lemons for a lemon cake to take to another pot luck tomorrow -yay!