Dilmah Seven Star Tea

Orange and Almond flourless cake

Food : Appetisers

Orange and Almond flourless cake


  • 4 oranges
  • 20 eggs
  • 1k sugar
  • 60ml Grand Marnier
  • 1k blanched almond meal
  • 60g gluten free baking powder
Orange cream cheese icing
  • Orange zest
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 200g pure icing sugar
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 250g blanched almond meal
  • 500g pure icing sugar
  • 180g egg white
Chocolate frame modelling paste
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 50g glucose
  • 50ml water


  • Cook oranges in water until orange skin is soft. Drain and crush oranges and cool. In mixer, mix the sugar, eggs and Grand Marnier. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and oranges. Bake at 165°C for 18 minutes in a fan-forced oven.
  • Cool before dipping in tempered chocolate or compound chocolate.
  • To finish, pipe orange icing and decorate with Jaffa macaron and pour sugar.
Orange cream cheese icing
  • Fit an electric mixer with the paddle attachment and cream the cheese till soft. Add the sugar, orange zest and butter. Mix till a light and soft consistency is formed.
  • In mixer with whisk, mix the egg white with the icing sugar, when meringue is formed fold in the almond and add the colour and pipe on trays. Bake at 160°C for 12 minutes.
Chocolate frame modelling paste 
  • Melt chocolate, glucose and mix the water to form a paste.