orange and almond cake

  • 2 oranges, washed
  • 125g butter 
  • 1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar 
  • 5 eggs 
  • 2 cups (240g) ground almonds (almond meal) 
  • ½ cup (75g) self-rising (all-purpose) flour, sifted 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 

orange syrup

  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice 
  • 1⅓ cups (330ml) water
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line the base of a 22cm cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Place the oranges in a saucepan of water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until soft. Remove from the water and chop roughly, removing any seeds. Process the orange, butter, sugar, eggs, ground almonds, flour and baking powder in a food processor until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  2. To make the orange syrup, place the sugar, orange juice and water in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. To serve, cut the warm cake into wedges and spoon over some of the syrup. Serve with thick cream. Serves 8–10.
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