Valentine’s Day with Orange Cake

These days I am into staying healthy and a fit lifestyle. So, I prefer eating desserts made with ingredients which are naturally sweet like honey, or maple syrup ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜ As Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I wanted to make a dessert at home that was not only made with fresh fruits but also free of gluten, dairy, and sugar.

Winter season in the US has citrus fruits in abundance. So, I thought why not an ‘Orange Cake’. After researching for a while now, I found the PERFECT recipe at ‘The Society Co’ blog written by an Australian Blogger. Check her out. But regarding this cake, all I can say is ‘I literally have no words to describe how this luscious indulgence turned out’. This cake was like a ray of sunshine, on this unusually stormy, and rainy California day. My friends and I absolutely loved it. You should give it a try too!

Here goes my version of the recipe because the original recipe uses Rosemary. Personally for me its too strong. So I baked it without rosemary ๐Ÿ™‚


For the cake:
2 oranges
1/2 cup raw organic honey
250g almond meal
4 free range eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda

For the syrup:
Fresh Juice of 1 orange
2 tablespoons raw organic honey


*Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×3 inch cake tin with parchment/baking paper.
*Boil oranges in a saucepan of water for 1 hour (topping with water as needed). Allowing it to cool slightly before pureeing whole oranges, pips rind and all, in a food processor.
*Beat eggs and honey together. Add baking soda and beat again. Then stir in orange puree and fold in almond meal.
*Pour into cake tin and bake for 1 hour.
*To make the syrup, zest one orange into a saucepan and pour in the juice. Add the honey and boil for 5 minutes until the syrup is thick.
*Turn cake onto a plate. Poke little holes all over the top using a thick wooden skewer. Spoon syrup over the cake. Serve warm or cold with a dollop of coconut ice cream or coconut cream.

If you try this recipe, do not forget to tag #thepalatetrails on Instagram and/or leave a comment below on this blog post ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by lovelies!


About Me

Hi, Welcome to The Palate Trails, a place where I share fun food recipes. I never thought that Iโ€™d be so passionate about food and cooking like my mom, and BTW this blog is a tribute to her. Wherever she was she constantly improvised on her tips to make the food on our plate delectable. Stay around for tons of free content from recipes to kitchen hacks ๐Ÿ™‚

xx Rinky

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