Orange almond cake

  • Skill Medium
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 40 mins
  • Servings 14

This gluten free, citrus Orange and almond cake is a delicious treat the whole family will love, with the classic flavour combination of orange, almond and poppy seeds.


  • 125g margarine
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
  • ½ cup So Good Soy Milk
Orange Syrup
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Place margarine, rind and sugar in a bowl and mix until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.
  2. Stir through almond meal and poppy seeds. Stir in ½ the flour with ¼ cup of So Good, then add the remaining flour and So Good.
  3. Spread mixture into a greased and lined 20cm round tin. Bake in a moderate oven, 180°C, for 40 minutes.
  4. Combine syrup ingredients in a saucepan. Stir over low-heat until sugar is dissolved, then increase heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cake from oven; insert a few holes in the cake with skewer. Pour hot syrup over hot cake. Cool cake in tin.


  • Substitute other varieties of citrus fruit, such as lemons or limes, if you don't have oranges.
  • Make your own caster sugar, by placing raw sugar into a food processor and pulse until the sugar granules become finer.
  • Create a lactose/dairy free dessert by choosing a dairy free margarine.
  • Serve with your favourite yoghurt or créme fraiche.
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