Organic Emily

Almond Cake with Orange Glaze

Almond Cake with Orange Zest

I love anything that has a delicious almond taste!  This is a very moist cake that can be served for dessert or a tea party!


5 ounces almond paste (about 3/4 cup), grated

1 1/2 cups organic sugar

1 stick butter, room temp

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon orange zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt


1 cup powdered sugar

Juice of one orange

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a loaf pan or 10 inch round pan.  In a large electric bowl fitted with a paddle attachment mix together the almond paste and butter.  Add the sugar, orange zest, eggs and vanilla.  Beat for 5 minutes until mixture is fluffy and white.  Add the sour cream.  In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the electric bowl.  Mix until just combined and pour into prepared baking pan.  Bake for 35 minutes if using a round pan or 50-55 minutes if using a loaf pan.  Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove gently onto a wire rack.  Make the glaze by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar and the juice of one orange in a small bowl.  If too thin add more sugar.  Drizzle on cake once cooled slightly.  Enjoy.


Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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