Maple Orange Almond Cake

Leave a comment

2016/02/05 by nikkiledford


Maple Orange Almond Cake

Your weekly dose of yummy, healthy treats is here!

When I tasted this cake, the first words out of my mouth were “Oh My God.” It’s delicious and decadent and also incredible user-friendly. I have this thing for simple baking recipes. I don’t like having to be super exact or go out and buy a ton of flours and starches and other stuff that gluten-free baking typically requires.

Just a quick trip to Trader Joe’s and you have everything you need for a delicious brunch cake, morning snack, dinner party dessert, or potluck contribution. People will go wild for this moist, flavorful cake.

Also, check out my optional flavor combinations below the recipe. This cake is SO SIMPLE that it’s practically begging for your own personal customization. Make YOUR favorite cake.

Maple Orange Almond Cake

Maple Orange Almond Cake

2 c. almond meal
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt

3 eggs
1/3 c. olive oil
1/2 c. maple syrup
zest of 1 orange
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 orange, juiced
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
pinch of sea salt

powdered sugar to garnish (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat together wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the bowl of dry and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into greased muffin tin or cake pan and bake for 25 – 30 mins (muffins), 35-40 mins (cake pan).
  6. Remove from oven when toothpick comes out clean.
  7. In a small bowl, mix orange juice, salt, and maple syrup. Pour juice mixture over the warm cake to soak.
  8. Before serving, garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar or orange zest curls.


  • add aromatics like thyme, sage, or rosemary.
  • swap out ginger for other spices like cardamom, garam masala, cinnamon, cloves, or turmeric.
  • Add some chocolate chips, chocolate drizzle, or chocolate shavings for garnish (chocolate and orange are Heaven.
  • Mix in some nuts like pistachios, walnuts, or pecans.
  • Use lemon or pineapple instead of orange.

Good combo ideas:

Orange + Chocolate + Walnuts

Orange + Pistachio + Cardamom

Lemon + Thyme + Walnuts

Orange + Cloves + Pecans

Lemon + Rosemary + Almond garnish



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Next level coffee today. ☕️💥
#gheecoffee #vitalproteins #collagenpeptides Thai Coleslaw with Lime Chicken. Fueling the vendors of ComicCon is no small task. 
#thaifoodstagram #milkstreetrecipes #mangoeverywhere AT HOME WORKOUTS// our garage is a jack of all trades. Storage for holiday, extra kitchen stuff, work stuff, tools, gardening, baby items, surfboards, books, AND my lil' gym. 
7 rounds:
7 Kettlebell swings
7 burpees
7 goblet squats 
7 push-ups 
All while the man-cub was napping 💣 Quick taco salad for lunch! I'm single momming it this week and have even less time to make actual meals for myself. This was easy with some chopped lettuce, Costco's mango salsa, Trader Joe's guacamole, leftover ground beef from dinner, lots of lime and cilantro.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 791 other followers

%d bloggers like this: