I love finding new ways to use familiar ingredients – how about you? This recipe does just that! It uses a blood orange fruit tea to add a new flavour to this delicious cake! Made with almond meal this Blood Orange Tea-Infused Almond Cake feels more satisfying than a wheat flour based cake, and the flavour from the tea is paired beautifully with a dollop of Chobani greek yogurt.
I also love this recipe because it’s gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan friendly! It means that I can cater for all my friends varied dietary requirements with one recipe!
Blood Orange Tea-Infused Almond Cake Recipe
- 1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Blood Orange flavoured tea bags (I like Red Seal Tea from woolies - no sugar artificial sweeteners, additives or GMO) - if you can't find this, add ½ a tsp extra of blood orange zest
- ⅓ C rice malt syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp blood orange zest
- 1 Cup almond meal
- 1 Cup gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- 1 pinch of salt
- ⅓ C extra virgin olive oil (mild strength)
- 3 tsp vinegar
- Preheat oven to 160 C (fan forced), and line or grease a small-to-medium sized, round, spring-form tin (mine is the common 19cm diameter)
- Heat almond milk in a large mug, steep tea bags in warm almond milk for approximately 5 mins.
- Stir in rice malt syrup, and vanilla while it’s still warm.
- In a separate bowl, mix almond meal, gf flour, bicarb, and salt.
- Add the tea mixture to the dry ingredients, and add in the oil and vinegar. Mix well.
- Pour cake batter into prepared tin, and bake for 30-40 mins – until golden on top, and slightly pulling from the edges.
- Allow to cool, and serve!
Finn’s keen to try some, how about you?
Editor’s note: I had the pleasure of working with Red Seal tea creating this instagram post which featured the cake. This blog post was not sponsored by them, I just really love this Blood Orange Tea-Infused Almond Cake recipe and wanted to share it with a wider audience. I hope you and your family enjoy the recipe as much as we did!
PS. I can also highly recommend the Red Seal tea collection – you can brew them hot or cold, I am loving the lemon and lime first thing in the morning to increase my hydration levels and the raspberry while I work or before bed to kick the sweet cravings.