Pamela's Gluten Free Recipes

Daily forays into the kitchen for 1 celiac, 1 vegetarian, and 2 carnivores

Easy Orange Cake

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Rarely do I bake something that I find perfect.  Usually, I make a mental note to change some little thing next time…

However, this Orange Loaf I wouldn’t change a thing, honey.

Super moist, citrusty, baked and waiting to be consumed in under an hour.  Not to mention, you put every ingredient including a whole orange (yep, skin and all) right into your food processor, whiz it all up. Pour into loaf pan and bake.

So little effort for such a fabulous cake.

I might just try to make another with lemons and cardamon… Other than that, not changing a thing…..

Easy Orange Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Category: Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free

Easy Orange Cake


  • 1 large orange, washed and quartered
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum if your flour blend does not contain any
  • Glaze
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.

Add orange quarters, olive oil, sugar, salt, baking soda and powder, and eggs to food processor.

Blend until no pieces of orange appear, about 1-2 minutes.

Add flour and process until a thick batter is achieved, 30 seconds or so.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and slide into oven.

Cook for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into middle of loaf comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool slightly then remove from pan to cool completely.

For the glaze, add confectioners sugar to bowl.

Zest whole orange and add to sugar.

Add orange juice (I used only juice from 1/2 of the orange) and whisk to create a thick glaze that you can drizzle over loaf.

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