Gluten Free Orange Almond Bundt Cake

by Kate on March 21, 2016

Gluten Free Orange Almond Bundt Cake #NORDICWARE70 -

**Disclosure: I was provided with the gorgeous new Nordic Ware Crown Bundt for the purposes of writing this post. I was not compensated in any other way by Nordic Ware for my work. I truly love their products and know you will too!**

Gluten Free Orange Almond Cake -

Bundt cakes are one of my very favorite things to bake. Just do a quick search and you’ll find no shortage of these beautiful cakes. I love how a simple bundt pan can transform a cake from boring to a stunning beauty. The shape of the pan can take any cake and create elegance needing nothing more than a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of glaze.

From the time I was a child, I’ve always found myself in the kitchen creating. I remember loving the shape of a bundt pan, even just a simple classic bundt. It’s perfect for being draped in thick ganache or a dusting of cocoa powder. No fush, no muss.

Gluten Free Orange Almond Cake

For 70 years as a family owned and operated business, Nordic Ware has produced quality kitchenware products. They have always been my personal choice for bundt pans and I have a ton of them! I love them because each and every time I make a bundt cake recipe, I know that cake is going to slip right out of the pan with no pieces stuck inside to ruin my beautiful creation. I know that I’m going to get consistent results each time I bake a cake.

So imagine my excitement when I heard that Nordic Ware had a big birthday coming up. In celebration of their 70th anniversary, Nordic Ware has released three new exclusive shapes inspired by their Scandinavian roots. These new designs all feature this limited edition sparkling gold-metallic finish. Yup! All new pieces to add to my collection. The first new addition is the Crown Bundt. Isn’t she a beauty??

Gluten Free Orange Almond Cake - FoodBabbles.comThis is a new and exclusive Bundt design produced just for their 70th Anniversary. It expresses the essence of their proud Scandinavian roots and pure elegant design by combining old world patina with bold and beautiful panache. But my very favorite aspect of this unique pan is that the Crown Bundt comes in a limited edition sparkling gold-metallic finish, never seen before on bakeware.

Once I received my crown bundt pan, it was time to take it for a spin. For its first time out I created a golden orange almond bundt cake. Nutty almonds, notes of vanilla bean and fresh orange bake to a beautiful golden brown. Gluten free and with no refined sugar, this is a healthier treat that will still be met with Ooo’s and Ahh’s. The gorgeous scalloped design it imparts on the cake is just begging for a drizzle of something.

Gluten Free Orange Almond Cake - FoodBabbles.comI chose to make a thick, almost “curd-like” sauce from sweet, freshly squeezed orange juice. This sauce adds a citrusy brightness that pairs so nicely with the almond flavor of the cake. This bundt is perfect for Easter, for a Mother’s Day brunch or just because you wanted to bake something pretty! In addition to these gorgeous new designs, be sure to check Nordic Ware often as they lauch anniversary contests and events throughout the year!



Orange Almond Cake with Fresh Orange Sauce

1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Orange Almond Cake with Fresh Orange Sauce

Tender almond cake with notes of vanilla and orange zest served with a thick, bright orange sauce.


    For Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 2/3 cup milk, at room temperature
  • For Orange Sauce:
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, pulp strained
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon tapioca starch (or corn starch)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly spray a bundt pan with a non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all purpose flour, almond flour and xanthan gum. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together sugar, butter, oil, salt, baking powder, vanilla bran paste and almond extract until smooth and fluffy. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time; beat until fluffy and light. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and beat again briefly.
  5. Beginning and ending with the flour mixture, gently stir in the milk alternately with the flour mixture, one-third at a time. Scrape the bowl once more, and gently beat for 1 minute. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake the cake for 50 to 60 minutes,until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven, and cool it in the pan for 15 minutes. Then turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare Sauce:
  8. Reserve 1/8 cup of the orange juice. Place remaining juice in a small saucepan and add sugar. To reserved orange juice, add tapioca starch and whisk until combined and lump free.
  9. Bring the orange juice in the sauce pan to boil and add the tapioca starch mixture to the saucepan. Whisk constantly, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and transfer the sauce to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing onto the top of the sauce, and chill for at least 1 hour.
  10. Serve sliced cake with orange sauce.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Thalia @ butter and brioche March 22, 2016 at 3:01 am

Love a good orange and almond cake, especially when it is as beautiful as this..


Kate March 22, 2016 at 8:44 am

Thank you so much Thalia!


PH March 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Spray the bundt pan with non-stick baking spray with FLOUR??? Does a baking spray exist with gluten free flour?


Kate March 14, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Absolutely not (to the best of my knowledge) That was a typo! Yikes. Thanks so much for catching it.


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