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Orange Almond Cake

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8


This flourless orange almond cake is soft and moist. It is bursting with fresh orange flavor and has a lovely soft nutty taste.


  • 4 large eggs, separated and at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar, divided in half
  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8″ springform pan with parchment paper on the bottom and grease the sides and bottom of the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  3. Add in the almond flour and baking powder and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add in the vinegar and salt. Continue beating while slowly adding in the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and beat until soft-medium peaks form.
  5. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the almond mixture to lighten up the batter. Then gently fold in the rest of the meringue, one large spoonful at a time. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until golden on top and the sides start to pull away from the pan.
  7. Let cool completely on a wire rack before removing the cake from the pan.


Leftovers can be tightly covered or placed in an airtight container and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: orange almond cake recipe, flourless orange almond cake