Grain free Orange & Honey cake

This cake isn't grain free to be 'healthy' - it's inspired by traditional Italian recipes made with ground almonds instead of flour  to give a moist and dense texture. 

I added a teeny pinch of  Cardamom which I think makes it all the more sweet and fragrant. I love this cake with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt. Vegans, try it with coconut yoghurt !. The fresh, slightly sour yoghurt cuts through the sticky sweetness of this cake. 

This recipe is vegetarian, coeliac friendly, gluten free and grain free. Vegans, switch honey for coconut syrup and eggs for flax (easy flax egg recipes online ) 


2 large oranges

150 g fair trade organic golden caster sugar  

50g organic honey

200g organic ground almonds  

4 organic, high welfare eggs  

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom  




Place the whole oranges in a pan and cover with cold water until the water starts to boil  

Turn the heat down to simmer and let them bubble away for 2 hours  

Preheat oven to 200C

Remove orange and slice in half to remove the pips,

Add to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients and blend to a smooth paste 

Pour mixture into a greased (i use olive oil) loaf tin and bake for an hour or until golden brown on top. Stick a knife in to check. If it comes out clean, it's cooked. 


Serve with a dollop of greek yoghur and some chopped pistachios  

Amie Evans