Gluten Free Orange Spice Darjeeling Cake

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If you are a tea lover like me, you must have kitchen pantries overflowing with tea. And you know there are so much more ways to use your tea than simply brewing a nice cup. Cooking with tea is amazing for perfecting and adding exotic notes to your favorite recipes but is so very easy too.

Browsing some of my favorite websites and blogs, I found a wonderful recipe that I couldn’t resist. The magic ingredient in it? Darjeeling black tea! This orange spice Darjeeling cake has it all. Sweetness, the warmness of spices, nice texture, lingering aroma and it’s gluten-free as well! I am positive that this orange spice Darjeeling cake will become your favorite treat with your cup of tea!


  • 4 eggs separated and room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used black)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup GF all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs ground Darjeeling leaves
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • pinch of salt- powdered sugar (for finishing)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Prepare 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides
  3. Beat egg yolks, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of sugar
  4. In a separate bowl, mix almond flour, GF flour, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, Darjeeling, and baking powder
  5. Add flour mixture to egg yolk mixture, beat together until smooth
  6. Beat egg whites slowly until bubbles form and then add vinegar and salt
  7. Gradually increasing speed beat egg whites until peaks begin to form
  8. Slowly add 1/4 sugar (little at a time), egg whites constantly beating
  9. Fold egg whites into the almond mixture, little bits at a time
  10. Scoop batter into prepared spring-form pan
  11. BakeBake for 30-35 minutes
  12. Once cake is cool, sprinkle powdered sugar on top to finish


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