Easy and Gluten Free Orange Cake

Orange. This fruit, originating in a region in southern China, northeast India and Myanmar, is considered the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. Also, orange is delicious!


Like all Brazilians like me, who had some contact with the countryside and farms in Brazil, eating orange directly from the tree is something unforgettable. And orange cake then? Aroma that perfumes the whole house and stays forever in the memory. Oranges have everything to do with Brazil. ;)



In addition, oranges are full of health benefits. Just remember to get all the benefits you need to eat the whole fruit. Because taking only orange juice provides only part of its benefits and like most fruit juices, it is pure blood sugar.


Here are some of the benefits:


  • Great source of vitamin C

  • Helps keep your immune system healthy

  • Keeps blood pressure under control

  • Controls blood sugar level - remembering to eat the fruit and don't overdo it

  • Prevents skin damage

  • Reduces cancer risk

  • Alkalizes the body

  • Eye health aid

  • Improves constipation

Here goes the easy-peasy recipe to make.


Ingredients:


Cake:

  • 2 oranges, cut into 4 parts, without the middle and the pits

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour (I like to use the mixture of 1 cup of almond flour + 1 cup of oat flour - check if it is 100% gluten free)

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups coconut sugar

  • 1 cup of olive oil or coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Glaze:

  • 2 oranges juice

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar


Instructions:


Heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a cake pan with olive oil or coconut oil.


In a blender,blend the oranges, sugar, olive oil or coconut oil and eggs. Beat for about 2 minutes.


Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the dry ingredients, flour and baking powder. Mix well without overdoing it.


Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake for 40 minutes.


Use a toothpick or fork to check that it is ready. It should come out dry from the cake.


While the cake is baking, you can make the glaze.



Place the orange juice together with the coconut sugar in a saucepan, bring to medium heat and stir until it boils.


Then just throw the glaze on the cake when it's ready. Here I decorated the cake with blackberries.


Enjoy! :)


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