Paleo Orange Cake

Paleo Orange Cake

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Looking for a quick and easy cake that brightens your day? Yes, please. This paleo orange cake is so easy to make you don’t even need a mixer. 

The cake is moist, soft, and filled with lots of orange flavor. Best of all, you can eat this cake for breakfast or as an afternoon snack or dessert. 


  • Cassava Flour 
  • Almond Flour 
  • Coconut Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Orange Zest
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Coconut Milk
  • Orange Juice
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract 

How To Make Paleo Orange Cake

Set the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with non-stick spray, then line it with parchment paper. 

Whisk the cassava flour, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, and fresh orange zest in a large bowl. 

Mix the coconut sugar, coconut milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and orange juice in another bowl until combined. 

Next, add the orange cake batter to the prepared loaf pan. Spread into an even layer. 

Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the orange cake comes out clean. 

Let the orange cake cool completely before slicing. 

Why Does My Orange Cake Taste Bitter

This cake’s orange flavor comes from fresh orange zest and juice. The orange tastes bitter if you grate the pith into the batter. The pith or white part of the orange gives the cake a bitter flavor. When zesting the orange zest, only zest the orange part of the skin. 

Why Is My Orange Cake Dry

Your orange cake may be dry because you measured the ingredients incorrectly. If you add too much flour to the cake, it will have a dry, crumbly texture. Scoop the flour into the measuring cup, then level it off with the back of a butter knife. Alternatively, your oven’s temperature may be too high, or you may have overbaked the orange cake. Bake the orange cake at the right temperature for the right amount of time. 

Paleo Orange Cake

Tips For Making Paleo Orange Cake

Use fresh orange juice and zest to make the cake. Fresh zest and juice will give the cake a stronger orange flavor. 

Zest the oranges before you juice them. It is much harder to zest the oranges you have already cut and juiced. 

Paleo cakes always have a way of sticking to the pan, even if you spray it really well with non-stick cooking spray. I have tried baking several paleo cakes in a Bundt cake pan, but they always stick to the pan. That’s why I chose to bake in a loaf pan. It is much easier to take the orange cake out of a loaf pan. 

Line your loaf pan with parchment paper. The orange cake will slide right out of the pan. You will only have to peel the parchment paper away from the cake. 

Let the orange cake cool completely before you cut it. This orange cake is extremely delicate. It could fall apart if you try to cut it while it is warm or hot. So let it cool completely before slicing it.

How To Store Paleo Orange Cake

Store this paleo orange cake in an airtight container. You can also wrap the orange cake with plastic wrap. 

You can store the orange cake for 1-2 days at room temperature. It will last for 5 days when stored in the refrigerator. 

Can You Freeze Paleo Orange Cake 

Yes, you can freeze this paleo orange cake. Wrap the orange cake with plastic wrap tightly, then wrap it with a layer of foil. Place the orange cake into a ziplock bag and freeze it. 

You can also freeze individual slices of orange cake. Cut the orange cake into slices, then wrap each slice of cake with plastic wrap. 

Wrap each slice of cake with a layer of foil, then place it into a ziplock bag and freeze it. The orange cake will last for 3 months.

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Paleo Orange Cake

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, SnackCuisine: PaleoDifficulty: Easy


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You can expect this paleo orange cake to be moist, soft, and delicious. It’s the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert that adds a burst of bright orange flavor to your day. 

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  • 1 cup cassava flour

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • 1 1/4 cups coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup of orange juice

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Program the oven to 350°F, then grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper.
  • Sift the cassava flour, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Add the orange zest to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Set it aside.
  • Whisk the coconut sugar, coconut milk, orange juice, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until combined.
  • Pour the orange cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer.
  • Bake the orange cake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the orange cake comes out clean.
  • Let the orange cake cool completely before slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories268
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 33.7g 51%
    • Saturated Fat 12g 60%
  • Cholesterol 56mg 19%
  • Sodium 100mg 5%
  • Potassium 92mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 33.7g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
    • Sugars 27.7g
  • Protein 3g 6%

  • Calcium 25%
  • Vitamin D 5%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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