This moist Vegan Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake tastes amazing, topped with non-dairy cream cheese frosting with orange and almond flavor.

Nine days ago I made my Blueberry Pineapple Bread and last in February I shared my No-Bake Strawberry Ice Cream Tart.  

I really thought that I wouldn’t make any dessert recipe anytime soon but here I am with this moist and delicious flourless orange almond cake.

Orange Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free) in baking pan

So today my family and I went for a walk and while putting on my shoes in my garage I saw a basket full of about 2 dozen fresh Florida juicy oranges that my hubby had neatly stocked.

The bright idea came to me to use the oranges before they would spoil and make a healthy orange almond cake. You see last week the weather was in the ’60s during the daytime but today it was in the 80’s so I knew if this kind of weather last the oranges will spoil.

Although we have 2 refrigerators they were fully packed so my only choice was to juice them.

I decided to use some of the juice to make this delicious Vegan Flourless Orange Almond Cake, I added almond flour and almond flavoring to the frosting so calling it Almond Orange Cake was very fitting.

This Gluten-Free Vegan Orange Cake is

  • Light
  • Fluffy
  • Flavorful
  • Moist
  • Refreshing
  • Vegan, Gluten-Free

Flourless Orange Almond Cake

How To Make Vegan Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake?

This Orange Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free) turned out to be moist and fluffy and it is very easy to prepare. I love to use Bob’s Red Mills Almond Flour and this time I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free Flour.

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch round springform pan and line the base with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix orange juice, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds, vanilla, and orange zest.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until fully combined. Spoon mixture into baking pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out smooth.
  5. Remove cake from the oven, allow to cool completely before spreading the frosting.
  6. For The Frosting, whip cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract, gradually add sugar and whip until fully incorporated

How To Store Vegan Orange Cake?

Store covered cake with frosting for a couple of days at room temperature. If you are not adding the frosting then you want to store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid or wrap securely in a to prevent it from drying out. 

Personally, I don’t like my cake in the refrigerator, I find it dries out so if your cake lasts more than 2 days and you have to refrigerate, remove cake and let it sit for at least 2 hours to get to room temperature. 

You can also store it in a jumbo ziplock bag. 

Vegan, Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 231 kcal / 966 kJ
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbs: 34 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 50 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 5 min
  • For:
  • 8 Servings

Ingredients

For The Cake

For The Frosting

Instructions

For The Cake

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch round springform pan and line the base with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix orange juice, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds, vanilla, and orange zest.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until fully combined. Spoon mixture into baking pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out smooth.
  5. Remove cake from the oven, allow to cool completely before spreading the frosting.

For The Frosting

  1. Whip cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract, gradually add sugar and whip until fully incorporated

Notes

Note: The caloric data did not include the frosting.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.