Almond, Pistachio & Orange Spice Cake // Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan

Looking for a special cake for afternoon tea?
This lightly spiced orange cake has sweet shards of orange zest and crunchy pieces of almonds & pistachios, making it very moreish...

vegan orange cake recipe

It's a very adaptable recipe, and other nuts can be substituted for a change of flavour. Almonds and pistachios can be used in varying quantities, or walnuts can be used instead. 

We love the crunch of chunky almonds - so we only grind them a little - but if you prefer a finer textured cake, grind them finely. The chia seeds help to bind the cake.

If you prefer, you can omit the sugar entirely, or substitute it with coconut sugar. We are weaning the family off sugar, so each time we make this cake, we use a little less sugar in the mix. Hopefully they don't notice! 

You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it,
you’d better kiss like you only have one moment,
try to hold someone’s hand like
you will never get another chance to,
look into people’s eyes
like they’re the last you’ll ever see,
watch someone sleeping
like there’s no time left,
jump if you feel like jumping,
run if you feel like running,
play music in your head when there is none,
and eat cake like it’s the only one left in the world!
— C Joybell C
vegan orange almond cake