Orange-Almond Cake with Cranberry Curd


Jerrelle tripled the almond in this not-so-sweet cake: almond flour, extract, and toasted slivers are all included. The cranberry and orange flavors that are also in the mix make this a great fall or winter cake when you want a seasonal sweet.

Orange-Almond Cake with Cranberry Curd
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • Butter, softened

  • ¼ cup plus 1/3 cup sliced almonds

  • 1 cup homemade or canned whole berry cranberry sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup almond flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk

  • 2 oranges (2 tsp. zest, 1/2 cup juice)

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Butter the paper. Pat 1/4 cup sliced almonds about 1 1/2 inches up sides of pan.

  2. In a food processor or blender combine cranberry sauce, cornstarch, and pinch kosher salt. Process until smooth. Press mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl. Discard solids.

  3. In a second small bowl whisk together flours, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt.

  4. In a large bowl whisk together 1 cup granulated sugar, the eggs, egg yolk, orange zest, and almond extract until well combined. Whisk in orange juice and melted butter. Add flour mixture; whisk just until combined.

  5. Spread batter in prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of cranberry mixture over batter. Sprinkle 1/3 cup sliced almonds over top. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp. granulated sugar.

  6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Using a small sharp knife, loosen and remove sides of pan. Dust cake with powdered sugar before serving. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
15g Fat
60g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 8.8mg 44%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 174mg 4%
Folate, total 45.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

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

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