Orange Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Orange Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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

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 60's during 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.

Flourless Orange Almond Cake

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

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.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake

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231 kcal / 966 kJ
10 g
3 g
34 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

15 min
50 min
Ready in:
1 h 5 min
8 Servings


For The Cake

For The Frosting


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 center comes out smooth.
  5. Remove cake from 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


Note: The caloric data did not include the frosting.

Orange Almond Cake Pin

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.

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  1. pranita
    November 2, 2019

    Beautiful writing & beautiful cake,

  2. Priya Dasi
    August 29, 2019

    Excellent ideas
    God bless you always

  3. Priya Dasi
    August 14, 2019

    Great receipes

  4. Yogi
    July 21, 2019

    I don’t have almond flour or almonds. I’m going to try with all gluten free flour, wish me luck! I’ve been craving orange cake! :)
    Have you done this recipe without the almond flour?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 21, 2019

      Yogi, I haven’t tried it without almond flour, I hope it works for you without the almond flour.

  5. Stephanie Hesser
    April 28, 2019

    I made this last night. WOW! delicious. Loved it. I substituted almond extract for vanilla. Olive oil for coconut oil. I didn’t have orange juice but I had enough oranges to produce a cup of juice and I used the orange zest.
    I didn’t have cream cheese so I made a simple vegan icing. I also used swerve instead of sugar. It is sooooo rich. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 28, 2019

      Stephanie, I’m so happy it turned out great even with your substitutes. Thank you so much for your feedback.

  6. Susan Rochford
    April 2, 2019

    Hi, we made this as a top tier of a wedding cake for a bride who is not vegan but cannot eat gluten or dairy. My partner was a bit meh but he is disinclined toward anything slightly unconventional. I loved it and will make it again. I used a purchased vegan buttercream to which I added lemon zest and I added a lemon sugar syrup to the cake before filling and icing. It was baked in two 5 inch tins. I should add that my partner tasted the cake straight from the tin.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 2, 2019

      Wow that’s great to know Susan, I love how you adjusted it and made it your own. Yes! I would have added the lemon sugar syrup to my cakes, make them super moist and flavorful. I would have loved to see the final cake. Thank you for your feedback Susan, I appreciate it!

  7. carole
    February 6, 2019

    thanks for share dear Michelle
    my friend yeyu made this cake for our Chinese New Year dinner we loves it

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 6, 2019

      Carole, Happy New Year! I’m so happy you loved it. Thank you for your feedback.

  8. Debi Duke
    June 23, 2018

    My husband can’t have coconut in any form. What could I substitute for the coconut oil?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 23, 2018

      Debi, you can substitute with grapeseed oil

  9. libby
    April 25, 2018

    could I use stevia or like instead of sugar?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 25, 2018

      Libby sounds like a great idea, I haven’t tried it though, let me know if it works for you.

  10. SA Collins
    April 22, 2018

    Has anyone tried making this cake using all almond flour? If so, how did it turn out? I am unable to use regular flours or gluten free flour blends due to allergies. Thanks for any feedback.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 22, 2018

      If you are using all almond flour, I would suggest adding potato starch and or arrowroot starch. I haven’t tested it as yet but I just catered for an event and where there were attendees with multiple allergies so I will be sharing recipes in the near future.

      • Carola
        February 3, 2019

        How much cornstarch or arrowroot (is it the same for either one) PER cup of almond meal flour? Thanks.

        • Michelle Blackwood
          February 3, 2019

          Carola, I can’t see where I used cornstarch or arrowroot in this recipe. If they aren’t in the ingredient list then they aren’t needed. Just follow the recipe as written and it will turn out perfect. I will have to read the entire post as soon as I have a chance to.

  11. Karen Giuliana
    April 4, 2018

    Thanks for sharing! My best friend aunt is vegan and we always make cake and forgot to accommodate for her. This was absolutely amazing and she loved it, plus I snuck a bite and it was actually delicious for being vegan !!

  12. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    April 3, 2018

    What a wonderful cake! It looks amazing, and I love the orange & almond combo! Very nice for a special occasion (or the weekend)!

  13. Dianne
    April 3, 2018

    I made this cake and it turned out great

  14. Shannon
    April 3, 2018

    This sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to have to save this one and give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Afroza Khan
    April 3, 2018

    Omg I love all the ingredients in this cake! On top of that, it’s gluten-free! I can’t wait to make this soon :)

  16. Annie Cho
    April 2, 2018

    This cake looks so delicious! Love that it’s vegan and gluten free too! I’ll keep this recipe in mind for the next time I bake!

    • Susan
      August 14, 2019

      I don’t need it to be gluten free. Would All purpose flour work?

      • Michelle Blackwood
        August 14, 2019

        Susan, I’m gluten-free so I only used gluten-free flour, if you try it with regular flour, please let us know.

  17. Jennifer Penas
    April 2, 2018

    Orange and almond together in a cake…..genius! That sounds good!

  18. Brittany Poulson
    April 2, 2018

    This combo sounds delicious and the cake looks amazing! I’m definitely saving for later!

  19. Erin Haugerud
    April 2, 2018

    Boy this looks really good! Something super good to try for spring and summer for sure!

  20. Joan Cajic
    April 2, 2018

    This looks really delicious never tried making a gluten free cake but there’s a first time for everything.

  21. Kasey Ma
    April 2, 2018

    Wow you are making me crave dessert so much now! I love that it’s vegan and gluten free – thanks for sharing!


  22. Kelly Wills
    March 19, 2018

    I have printed a copy of this recipe, going to make it this weekend. I’m new to the gluten-free lifestyle and I missed cakes. Thank you.