Gateau a l’Orange (Orange Pound Cake)

Orange Pound Cake



Recently I saw a post from about a new Starbucks Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake. Apparently it tastes just like the one Elana posted in 2009. She says it was actually created by Claudia Roden. She called it Gateau a l’Orange. It was later made popular by Nigella Lawson, who made hers with clementines instead of oranges.


It is easy and delicious!



  •  2 Oranges
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 C. Agave Nectar or Honey
  • 2 C. Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda

Step One is the Crazy Part

  1. Wash and then boil the oranges whole with peel and all for 1 1/2 hours. (I cut the time down on my second go around and still tastes delicious.)
  2. Place the whole oranges (yes, peel and all)  in a food processor and blend them until very smooth
  3. Toss in the eggs, agave, almond flour, salt and baking soda and process until well blended.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9 inch cake pan. (I used a Pyrex square dish, brushed it with coconut oil and put a square piece of parchment paper in bottom.)
  5. Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes. (NOTE: Either my oven is too hot or this is too high to bake at as mine burned. The second time I lowered temperature to 350 and baked 50-60 minutes testing with toothpick.)
  6. Cool in the pan for 2 hours

This cake is so moist and wonderful. Thank you Elana.

Dani Rotramel

Dani Rotramel

I’m Dani Rotramel. I am a Christian and for the past 45 years have loved helping others (especially women) learn simple strategies to go to the next level in their fitness and health.

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