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Orange & Almond Cake

Orange & Almond Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1 Cup Wholemeal Flour, Sifted
  • 1 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 Oranges, Zested & Juiced
  • 200g Butter, Room Temp
  • 2 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Finely Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • Cream & Candied Oranges to Serve (optional)

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan forced.
  2. Combine your room temperature butter and 1 1/2 cups caster sugar and whisk together until nice and fluffy. Add your eggs one at a time and gradually mix into your butter mixture.
  3. Slowly begin to add your dry ingredients and your yoghurt little by little until everything is nicely combined ad smooth.
  4. Finally mix through the orange zest and bake for 1 hour @ 160 degrees fan forced.
  5. While your cake is cooking combine the remainder of your sugar in a small saucepan with the orange juice and 1 1/2 Cups water. Bring to the boil and reduce down until you have a nice syrup.
  6. When the cake has finished baking, remove from the oven and with a skewer, poke holes all through the top of your cake. Sprinkle your almonds over the top and pour the syrup over the cake.
  7. Serve with some whipped cream and candied oranges (optional)

This cake is so moist and fluffy and utterly delicious! (Unfortunately I overdid my candied oranges because I got distracted on the phone at the wrong time but they were still edible just quite chewy.... they should not be this dark. Very easy to make though just thinly slice some oranges and put in a pan with 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups water and bring to boil then reduce down until oranges are translucent and most of the moisture is gone)

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