Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cake

So my birthday was a couple weeks ago.

I received so many texts, calls and cards in the mail. It was wonderful knowing I have family and friends who love me and care for me. Blessed.

I also made this cake for myself (and for my family of course). I've always had a thing for the chocolate/orange combo. I remember getting this chocolate orange in my stockings for Christmas. It was literally a chocolate orange. It was pre-sliced and everything. Did any of you have one or know what I'm talking about? Soooo good! It was one of my favorites.

Fast forward to today and I'm still crushing on that combo. And this cake is beautifully simple and classic. No frills. Add a chocolate ganache (which I did and it's not pictured) or just keep it basic with a dusting of sugar. It's great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too. Or coffee. However you eat it, I'll think you'll love it.

Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cake


  • 2 small oranges
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Place the oranges (yes, the whole oranges!) in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a full boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for two hours.
  2. Once the oranges are done and cool enough to handle, cut in half and remove any large seeds.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Places the oranges in the blender and pulse until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend together, scraping down the sides as necessary until it's well combined.
  5. Grease an 8-inch round spring form pan. Pour batter into the pan and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let cool and then sprinkle with powered sugar or even a chocolate ganache!


Recipe adapted from Neighbor Food Blog.