Orange Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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


For: 8 Servings

For The Cake

For The Frosting

15 min
50 min
Ready in:
1 h 5 min


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

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 !!

  5. 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)!

  6. Dianne
    April 3, 2018


    I made this cake and it turned out great

  7. 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.

  8. 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 :)

  9. 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!

  10. Jennifer Penas
    April 2, 2018

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

  11. Brittany Poulson
    April 2, 2018

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

  12. Erin Haugerud
    April 2, 2018

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

  13. Joan Cajic
    April 2, 2018

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

  14. 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!


  15. 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.