Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

June 9, 2009

lovely gluten & dairy free cake!

Filed under: home base,Recipes — admin @ 5:49 pm

orange-cakeSometimes gluten free and dairy free pastries and breads are thought of as dry and uninteresting,  just products for those who have a wheat or lactose intolerance. But, using the freshest ingredients, whether it be free range eggs, organic produce, fresh herbs and high quality oils and flours make all the difference. Here’s a recipe for a lovely Orange Cake that is both gf/df , with a few ingredients and so simple to make.  I would not hesitate to serve to the most discriminating palate.

Orange Cake – gluten and dairy free

Slice  2 large oranges into quarters. Place them in a saucepot, cover with water and boil until skins are tender – about 45 minutes. Take out of water and let cool. When cool, remove seeds and puree skins and flesh in a food processor. Beat in 3 eggs and  9 oz. of white sugar.  Add 1tsp. baking powder and 10 oz. of ground almonds. Grease a 10″ springform pan and line with parchment paper.  Bake in a 350 (180) degree oven for 45 minutes.Cool on a rack, remove from pan and glaze.


In a food processor put 2 cup icing (powdered) sugar. Add 1/2 Tbl. soy margarine, 1 Tbl. fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 -3 Tbl. soy milk and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust  liquids for desired consistency. When cake has cooled glaze. Grate fresh orange, lemon or lime peel over the top.  Decorate with edible flowers, the blue flower in picture is a borage flower.  Sona ag cocaireacht!  Happy Cooking!

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