Paleo Orange Cake

This Paleo Orange Cake recipe, made with 6 healthy ingredients, is one of our favorite desserts. All you need to make it is whole oranges, almond flour, eggs, honey, salt, and baking soda.

The Perfect Holiday Cake

This easy paleo cake recipe is the perfect holiday dessert for Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, and Passover.

Whole Orange Cake Recipe

It seems weird to make a cake with whole oranges. However, using the orange with its peel adds a rich flavor dimension to the cake. Yes, use the entire orange including the peel in this recipe!

Paleo Orange Cake

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  1. Wash the oranges and boil them whole (peel and all) for 1½ hours, or until soft
  2. Place whole oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Pulse in eggs, honey, almond flour, salt, and baking soda until well combined
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9 inch springform pan
  5. Bake at 375°F for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean
  6. Cool in the pan for 2 hours
  7. Serve
It was one of the best cakes I have ever made! The orange cake will be my new potluck dessert!!!!

Paleo Orange Cake Recipe

The idea for this easy grain-free cake recipe came from one of my favorite cookbook authors, Claudia Roden. Her recipe is called Gateau a l'Orange. Nigella Lawson also has a a citrus cake recipe using fruit and peel made with clementines.

Lemon Cake Recipe

This paleo cake recipe would likely be incredible with lemons, though adjustments would likely need to be made. If you do experiment leave a comment and let us know if it works.

Low-Carb Paleo Cake Recipes

Here are some of my other easy low-carb paleo cake recipes for you!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in November 2008.


437 responses to “Paleo Orange Cake”

  1. Can I substitute the salt? If so, how? If the person is on a low sodium diet, is the amount of salt okay?

  2. This cake is DELICIOUS! I love that it uses the whole orange. I divided the batter into 12 cupcakes, which freeze well for later smart portion munching. Thank you for sharing this Paleo Orange Cake recipe!

  3. Thank you Elena..i tried the cake in my airfryer.. did not put too much peel because of kids..turned out yummy

  4. Thanks for the recipe, Elana. Turned out great, like all of your recipes I have tried. I’ve been making Nigella’s Clementine Cake for years, your recipe is even better with the local honey I used. In case anyone wants a shortcut, instead of boiling the oranges (I used mandarins this time) I put them on a steamer rack in the Instant Pot with one cup of water for 20 minutes, high pressure. Perfectly soft and a time-saver. :)

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