Almond Cake a L’Orange

I have discovered a wonderful source of gluten-free recipe ideas on this website. Here is one for Almond Cake a L’Orange, which looks easy to prepare and delicious. The recipe comes from Gluten-Free French Desserts and Baked Goods by Valerie Cupillard.


  • 1/2 c vegetable margarine
  • 1/2 c raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 c finely ground blanched almonds
  • 6 drops vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T orange zest


Melt the margarine in a medium pan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, finely ground almonds, and vanilla extract. Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Then mix in the rice flour, baking powder and orange zest.

Pour into an oiled bread pan and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Raise the heat to 425 degrees and bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer. This cake batter tends to brown very quickly, so you may need to protect it during baking.

Notes: This recipe will work with the following adjustments: regular white sugar for raw cane sugar; 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp orange zest and 2 tsp lemon extract, instead of flavorings listed.  You might want to substitute melted butter for the margarine to give the cake more of that old-fashioned pound cake flavor.



  1. gfveg said

    thanks for linking to in your re-posting of this recipe, where i am the nyc gluten free examiner (

    i also have a gluten free vegetarian blog call
    hope you’ll check it out.

    isn’t this recipe delicious?!!

  2. alisha said

    Nice recipe – will definitely try it out.

  3. brenda said

    mmh! Delish!

  4. seb said

    sounds terrifically simple and tasty

  5. trina said

    really liking the sound of this

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