Orange, Almond and Poppy Seed Cake – Grain, Gluten and Sugar Free Option

Cooking Without Gluten

This modification of gluten free orange, almond and poppy seed cake was created to accommodate specific dietary requirements of our family friend. The cake had to be completely gluten and grain free, had to be made without sugar and use organic ingredients where possible. It was the first time I used honey in orange and almond cake batter. I also had to find an ingredient to replace granulated sugar to make cake crust without polenta or any other flour option. I managed to overcome these limitations and I was told, the cake was a success.


Ingredients: for 19 cm springform pan

  • 200g cooked organic orange puree (one whole medium organic orange)
  • 60g (3 table spoons) poppy seeds
  • 150g almond meal, sifted
  • 150g organic honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 table spoon white chia seeds, grinded
  • unsalted butter to grease baking pan
  • sliced almonds for decoration
  • organic candied orange peel and glaze for decoration (optional)


  • organic orange puree was prepared the…

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