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Gluten Free Blood Orange Cake

Gluten Free Blood Orange Cake is a sweet, tart and dense cake.  A delicious way to enjoy the seasonal and nutritional Blood Orange.

Why do you want to make this Gluten Free Blood Orange Cake?

I love blood oranges. They are beautiful, delicious and healthier than basic oranges. The red color of blood oranges is due to the presence of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are what makes blueberries blue and raspberries red. They are not present in other citrus, just blood oranges. Cool right!

Actually blood oranges are so healthy that they offer the health benefits of oranges and berries combined.. What other fruit has these properties? None! The blood orange is unique.

Not only is this gluten free blood orange cake delicious it is also nutritious. 

Eating Seasonal means Blood Oranges are Delicious in January.

Blood oranges are readily available during these winter and spring months.

This is because the climate where the fruit trees grow plays a role in the formation of the red hue. The temperature is thought to play a part in the darkness of the red color and how pronounced it is, but the exact temperature requirements remain unknown.

Buy blood oranges that are heavy for their size and that are firm to the touch. Pass on blood oranges that have soft or spongy spots on the rind.


Cake beautiful enough for a Super Bowl Party.

Are you in charge of bringing the dessert to this years Super bowl party? Why not bring this cake, it is as pretty as it is delicious. 

Use Organic Citrus, Oranges, Lemons and Limes when cooking with the Peels. 

It is better to choose organic ‘ especially when you’re eating the peels ‘ because the skins of conventionally grown citrus fruits can contain pesticide residue. Citrus is one produce I ALWAYS buy organic.


Health Benefits of Citrus Peels.

Is it true that there are as many, and sometimes more, nutrients in the zest of citrus fruits as in the fruits themselves?

An orange peel is contains small amounts of calcium, vitamin C, and potassium. Actually orange peels provides 14% of the Daily Value of vitamin C, nearly 3 times more than the inner fruit.

Considering you’re not exactly going to sit down and nosh on citrus peel, you might be wondering what the best way is to reap that stellar list of benefits. DUH, this cake for starters.

Really you can put organic citrus peels on our salads, poultry, fish, butter, in your olive oil. There are a lot of delicious and fun ways to add it to your recipes. Get creative. 


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Gluten Free Blood Orange Cake

Gluten Free Blood Orange Cake is a sweet, tart and dense cake.  A delicious way to enjoy the seasonal Blood Orange.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 people


  • 9" Baking Pan
  • Blender
  • Medium Saucepan


Blood orange puree:

  • medium blood oranges washed well and sliced into rounds
  • cups  water


  • cups  blood orange puree
  • 1/2  cup  butter melted
  • egg lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups  gluten free flour
  • cup  coconut sugar
  • tbsp  baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp  salt


  • juice of 1 blood orange about 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


Blood Orange Puree:

  • In a medium saucepan bring sliced blood oranges and water to a boil.
  • Cover set heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to blender and blend until completely smooth. Measure out two cups of the pulp.


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 9" round baking pan and line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine two cups of the blood orange puree with the melted butter and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Pour the orange mixture into the flour mixture and gently fold together with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Bake in centre of oven for about 40 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and set in the center. Use. Cake tester if unsure.
  • Let cool a few minutes in pan, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Whisk together juice and confectioners' sugar.
  • Set cake on serving plate and gently pour glaze over cake once it's completely cool.
  • Top with sliced oranges for appearances.


Keep covered and in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Course: Dessert


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