Creating desserts for the restaurant is a delicious challenge. Our goal: make it fun, festive and delicious without being too rich, heavy or cloying. (And, as always, without using refined sugars.) This cake is one of our all-day-every-day standards; intensely citrusy from a triple orange whammy (juice, zest, natural oil), with natural nutty sweetness from almond flour, it’s a wholesome treat. It’s on the menu all day long — as Cake for Breakfast! (exclamation point included) during the day and as orange almond honey cake at night, always served with two fruit compotes, unsweetened whipped Strauss cream, and a dehydrated orange slice. (As a bonus for those with allergies/intolerances, it’s gluten- and dairy-free!)
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line two springform pans with vegetable oil-greased parchment paper. Grease the sides of the pan well with oil, too. Flour the bottom and side of the pan by scattering gluten-free flour around, then tapping until the whole thing is lightly coated in flour (it should be sticking to the oil).
In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut, baking powder, and baking soda. In a small saucepan on low heat, gently warm the olive oil and honey together until the honey is fully liquefied. Add the salt and vanilla powder; stir until the salt is dissolved and the vanilla is evenly distributed. Remove the mixture from the heat, add the orange zest, juice and oil and stir well. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients; gently fold until fully combined.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs well, and then add the eggs to the rest of the cake mixture. Pour the batter evenly into each pan and bake — we bake for 70 minutes when using a 10-inch pan and 60 minutes when using a 9-inch pan; you want to bake until a cake tester comes out clean. The cake browns quickly, so, halfway through the baking process, cover the pans with foil if need be and continue to bake. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before removing from pans. This cake is super moist and will break apart if you try to remove it too early!