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Homemade Starbucks Orange Cake

During the last month Gluten Free Orange Cake has received a lot of play. And it’s certainly not because this tasty dessert is on my site.¬† Starbucks recently launched a classic Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake to much fanfare from the gluten-free community.

A couple  of weeks ago I received this fabulous comment from LeAnne on my original Orange Cake post:

Elana – have you tried the new Starbucks Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake? It’s a copycat of your recipe. in a muffin form with sliced almonds and an orange syrup on top. All in an individual wrapper. Truly fabulous! They should re-name it Elana’s Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake! So nice to have a gluten free alternative at Starbucks.”

Actually this cake was created by Claudia Roden; she called it Gateau a l’Orange, and it was made popular by Nigella Lawson. Nigella’s version was made with clementines, instead of oranges.

Homemade Starbucks Orange Cake
Serves: 6-8
  1. Wash the oranges and boil them whole (peel and all) for 1 ½ hours, or until soft
  2. Place whole oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Process in eggs, agave, almond flour, salt and baking soda until well blended
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9 inch cake pan
  5. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean
  6. Cool in the pan for 2 hours
  7. Serve

I hope you enjoy this DIY version of Starbucks Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake.