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5 Ingredient Orange Cake with Whipped Coconut Frosting

5 Ingredient Orange Cake with Whipped Coconut Frosting

We're pretty sure that this incredible cake will absolutely blow your mind. It’s crazy how 5 simple ingredients can create such a delicious cake!

Makes: 1 cake

2 cups self-raising flour⁣
1/2 cup almond meal ⁣
2 Oranges (1 1/2 cups orange juice + zest) ⁣
1 cup sugar⁣
1/2 cup olive oil ⁣
*Optional: 1 tsp vanilla⁣

Whipped coconut frosting:
1 x 400g tin coconut cream ⁣
1 tablespoon maple syrup ⁣
1 teaspoon vanilla extract ⁣


  1. The night before, place the coconut cream in the fridge.⁣
  2. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C/ 350 degrees F. Line a 20cm cake tin with non-stick paper.⁣
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, almond meal, sugar and zest of one orange.⁣
  4. Peel the oranges and blend them in a blender (I used my @vitamix ) until it becomes juice. Aim for 1 1/2 cups of juice.⁣
  5. Pour the orange juice and olive oil into the flour mix. Gently fold to combine until no lumps of flour remain⁣.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a knife inserted comes out clean⁣.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to fully cool before frosting.
  8. Make the frosting: open the coconut cream and scoop out the thick “cream” portion. Discard the coconut water part. Use an electric beater to whip the coconut cream, maple syrup & vanilla for 2 minutes until thick & fluffy. Be careful not to overwhip as this can cause the coconut cream to split. ⁣
  9. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake. *Optional decorate with toppings of choice! I used fresh strawberries and orange zest.⁣

*Storage tips: in an airtight container at room temp for up to 2 days⁣

Seriously one of the yummiest cakes ever. Enjoy!


This recipe is by Michelle Chen from Run2Food, one of our regular recipe contributors.

Michelle is a dentist, food blogger and recipe developer with passion for
health & fitness. She loves creating and sharing plant-based recipes that
are delicious and simple so anyone can make it! She wants to show that it
is easy to thrive on a plant-based diet and that is not at all restrictive.


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