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HEALTHY (PALEO) ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE

PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE

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This is a simple Paleo Orange-Almond Cake to prepare.

While surfing YouTube for interesting Paleo recipes, I found several videos on orange almond cake.  The recipes were not Healthy Paleo.  The cakes included sugar and sometimes flour.  I decided to prepared my own version.

The results proved highly successful.  Shawn and I ate a couple of pieces.  I took 2 pieces of cake to my parents to enjoy and the remainder over to my friend Cora.  Cora has a very large family with kids and many grandchildren, so my dishes are always welcome.  She loves my food and she likes to serve it to her family, friends, and guests.  Cora and her guests also loved this cake.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE?

The Paleo Orange-Almond Cake is prepared with 2 boiled and then puréed oranges, including the peels. The orange peels are rich in fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, calcium and other essential nutrients.  The rind is also a valuable source of polyphenols that help to protect you against several diseases.

Peels have anti-cancerous properties, due to the presence of limonene, a naturally occurring chemical.  The cake is made with almond and tapioca flours.  Almond flour is high in protein, while tapioca flour (starch) is a carbohydrate. it does not spike blood sugar levels. 

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE?

The predominant taste sensations of Paleo Orange-Almond Cake are sweetness (raw honey) and pleasant bitterness (from oranges).  The flavors are extraordinary – flavors of orange, honey, and cinnamon. 

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE?

The predominant taste sensations of Paleo Orange-Almond Cake are sweetness and pleasant bitterness.  This desert calls for a wine with plenty of sweetness to match.  Think Sauternes or Vidal or Riesling Icewine.  Remember the wine must be sweeter than the desert.  Otherwise, the wine will possess an offensive acidity on the aftertaste.  But think about it…do you really want to add more sugar to your meal?  If not opt for a cup of tea.

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support Paleo lifestyle, choose non-alcoholic wines low in sugar. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress. 

WHAT OTHER HEALTHY (PALEO) RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

Healthy (Paleo) Peach Crumble

Healthy (Paleo) Peach Crumble

Peach Crumble

Bread Pudding

Wet-Bottom Apple Cake

Pumpkin Muffins

Mom’s Carrot Cake

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

Equipment Needed:

HOW DO YOU PREPARE PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE?

Boil oranges for 1 hour.

 

Cut boiled oranges into pieces and add to blender. Purée into a mixture.

 

Add orange puree to food processor.

 

Get all ingredients ready.

 

Line springform pan with parchment. Set aside.

 

Place all cake ingredients in mixer and mix well.

 

Slice second orange into as thin slices.

 

Healthy (Paleo) Orange-Almond Cake

Transfer cake mixture to springform pan. Decorate with pecan pieces and sliced boiled orange.

 

Healthy (Paleo) Orange-Almond Cake

Bake at 350F for about 60 minutes. Test with toothpick to make sure cake is cooked and DOH is not wet. Remove from oven and let cool.

 

Juice one fresh orange.

 

Add orange juice and raw honey to a pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer 10 minutes. Remove from burner. Transfer to a boil or container and refrigerate for about an hour to cool.

 

Healthy (Paleo) Orange-Almond Cake

Pour sauce over cake and serve.

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PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE

PALEO ORANGE-ALMOND CAKE


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Indulge in a guilt-free treat with this delicious Paleo Orange-Almond Cake. Goes well with non-alcoholic wine!


Ingredients

Scale

4 oranges (leave peel on)

Cake:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup allulose

3 large eggs

1/4 cup full fat coconut cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups almond flour

2 teaspoons of GF baking powder

Pinch salt

2 oranges boiled

1 cup plus 1/2 cup of raw honey

6 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Sauce:

Juice from 1 orange

1/2 cup honey

Garnish:

1 boiled orange, sliced

1/2 cup pecan pieces


Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  • Prepare spring form pan with parchment. 
  • Set aside.  
  • Boil 2 of the 4 oranges for 60 minutes.  Let cool. 
  • Quarter oranges and purée in food processor or blender. 
  • Pour puréed oranges into cleaned mixer.
  • Add to the blender the cake ingredients and puréed oranges.   
  • Mix well.   
  • Transfer contents to spring form pan
  • Decorate with pecan pieces around the perimeter of the top of the cake and orange slices around the center.  Or decorate in any style you prefer. 
  • Bake for about 60 minutes. 
  • Check cake with toothpick.  Prick cake.  If toothpick is clean cake is done. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool. 
  • To make sauce, transfer ½ cup of raw honey and freshly squeezed orange juice to pot. 
  • Boil for 10 minutes to reduce sauce. 
  • Transfer sauce to bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour to thicken sauce.
  • Pour sauce over the cake and serve.

Notes

  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
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  • The recipe baking temperature and time is an estimate.  Follow your own oven’s temperature and cooking time. It takes a gas oven 10-15 minutes to reach the desired temperature. Electric ovens can take 10 minutes longer than that.  The age of your oven will also determine the temperature, time for roasting or baking, and where you want to place your dish in the oven.  The bottom of your oven may be hotter than the top, depending on its condition.  This also includes where to set your dish under the broiler.  So use your own best judgment based on the type, condition, and age of your oven.  Prep times will also vary depending on how slow or quickly you like to work.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Category: HEALTHY
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DESSERT

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 430
  • Sugar: 28
  • Sodium: 50
  • Fat: 30
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 19
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 9
  • Cholesterol: 145

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