paleo orange and almond cake

Paleo Orange and Almond Cake Recipe.

Merry Christmas! Scroll down for our Paleo Orange and Almond Cake Recipe!
As much as we had planned to stick to 100% paleo over the Christmas time, we have to confess that we fell off the wagon (just for a couple of days), hence the lack of action on our blog!
We admit, we spent a whole day watching Gossip Girl whilst devouring a bag of choc coated peanuts, oh and a bag of choc coated almonds (at least they were half paleo right?!) And we also admit that we made three batches of choc-o-nut slice (all three have mysteriously disappeared somewhere) as well as two paleo orange and almond cakes that we thoroughly enjoyed over the two day ‘eat as much as you can’ festival.
Yes, the eating was fun: roast EVERYTHING and delicious salads piled our plates for lunch and dinner (times two days!)…but we are kind of glad it’s all over for another year. As much as we like to think we are strong (and can say no to temptations all the time), Christmas was an excuse we definitely over-used this week. But hey, if you can’t stuff yourself silly at Christmas, when can you? (besides birthdays and potentially Easter!)
We are back on the wagon as of yesterday. We did a killer leg work out and bikram yoga this morning. 
It is crazy how just two days off from our routine affected us both physically and mentally. If you’re still off the wagon, just remember that the sooner you get back on, the sooner you’re going to feel better inside and out!
As much as we should be giving you some sort of green detox smoothie recipe we had to share the paleo orange almond cake with you (it’s just so damn delicious!)
Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla
paleo orange and almond cake.
Serves 10
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
2 hr 35 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
2 hr 35 min
stuff you need
  1. 3 small oranges
  2. 6 eggs
  3. 2 1/2 cups of almond meal
  4. 1/2 cup of raw honey (plus an extra tbs for the glaze)
  5. 1 tsp. baking powder
now what
  1. Place unpeeled oranges in a deep saucepan of water. Boil the oranges for one –two hours or until a skewer pokes the orange easily. Let cool.
  2. Merrymaker tip:this step can be done the day before.
  3. Once cool, food process (we use our Vitamix) the oranges to a pulp.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  5. Line a 22cm cake tin with baking paper.
  6. Beat the eggs and honey together untilfluffy.
  7. Add the orange pulp and blend until combined.
  8. Add the almond meal and baking powder and stir until combined.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes. The top will be golden brown.
  11. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
  12. Heat one tbs of raw honey in a microwave for 20 seconds (add some water ifusing a thick honey).
  13. Brush the honey over the top of the cake and garnish with blanched almonds.
  14. Serve with whipped coconut cream!
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Comments 14

  1. OMG! This looks and sounds AMAZING!!! Will try to make this tonight 😀
    Will link to your blog from mine now too ; )
    You are ding agreat job here so keep it up!
    Emma (primallife on IG) 😛

  2. Hi Emma – thanks so much (and trust us, it was delish!) Did you end up making it? Thanks for linking to our blog! We are currently going through some refurbishments to our blog but will have a blog-reel soon where we can feature Primal Life 🙂
    Chat to you IG! Always merrymaking e & c

  3. I made this today and it turned out AMAZING! So moist and tasty. I used Rice Malt Syrup instead of honey and it turned out perfect. Thanks 🙂

  4. Hi Katherine! So glad to hear that it turned out well! It really is a simple recipe but it tastes so fancy and delicious! Love your modifications to the recipe! YUMMO! e & c

  5. Hello,
    Sorry to post in this section but I would like to know what unit conversion you use as I live in Australia and want to make these delicious treats for my family.
    Many thanks

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  7. Hi!
    I know this probably sounds silly cos I read that method like 6 times & I’m sure you mean you literally blitz the whole orange??
    It’s Monday. I’m lacking coffee. It’s late afternoon & I felt like a nap hahahaha.
    Thank you!!

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  9. Hi, wanting to make this t support my sister on Xmas day so she can enjoy desert with the family (she is paleo), but am wondering, what happens to the orange pips??????

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