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Orange Almond Cake with Candied Orange

Orange Almond Cake with Candied Orange

 

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Today’s recipe is Orange Almond Cake with Candied Orange. A deliciously moist and very light textured orange cake, bursting with fresh citrusy orange flavour, and couldn’t be easier to make. It is a perfect tea time cake. 

 

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This cake is made with whole orange- simmered until very tender and then blended in a food processor to make a paste. It is then mixed with ground almonds and flour, this cake has a moist, light texture and a wonderful fresh orange flavour. I topped the cake with flaked almonds. The flaked almonds gave it a lovely crunch. Love the Nutty crunch.. 🙂

 

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Hmmm.. now my most favourite part.. Candied Orange slices.. It is very simple to make. Orange slices are simmered in sugar and water;  in the end you are left with these delicious candied oranges and a beautiful orange-scented syrup. Yumm… I garnished the cake with these delicious and gorgeous candied orange slices and drizzled it with the orange-scented syrup. 😀 

 

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Orange Almond Cake with Candied Orange
A deliciously moist and a light textured Orange Almond cake.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large Orange
  2. 100 grams Almond powder
  3. 100 grams Plain flour
  4. 75 grams Unsalted Butter, melted
  5. 125 grams caster sugar
  6. 50 grams Light Muscavado sugar
  7. 3 large eggs
  8. 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  10. 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract ( I like to add vanilla in all my desserts. Its not mandatory, you can omit it if you want)
  11. Flaked almonds (optional)
For the Candied Oranges
  1. 2 Oranges, sliced horizontally into thin slices (around 10-12 slices)
  2. 100 grams granulated Sugar
  3. 1 1/2 cup Water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/ fan oven 160 degrees C. Butter a 23 cm round cake pan and line it with greaseproof paper.
  2. Now place the whole orange in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 45-1 hour or until the orange is very soft. Drain and discard water, then let it cool.
  3. Chop the cooked orange and remove the pips. Then whizz in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Now in a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy with a hand mixer.
  5. Sift the plain flour, ground almond, baking powder and baking soda on to the egg-sugar mixer. Fold it gently.
  6. Add the pureed orange, melted butter and vanilla extract. Fold it gently until everything is mixed.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin and then sprinkle some flaked almonds on top.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes (my cake took 30 minutes) or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in the tin. Then remove to a rack to cool.
For Candied orange
  1. In a large skillet, combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Now add the oranges slices and cook over medium heat, turning slices occasionally.
  2. Cook until the liquid is reduced to syrup and the orange slices are translucent. It takes about 30-35 minutes.
  3. Transfer the orange slices to a rack to cool and store the orange syrup.
  4. Once the orange slices are cool, layer them on top of the cake. And drizzle the syrup on the cake if you desire.
Notes
  1. This cake can be enjoyed without candied orange too.. just dust the cake with icing sugar and Wallaaa!! you are good to go.. :)
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I have found that the flavour of this cake intensifies the next day. So you can bake this cake a day or so in advance before serving. 😀

 

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Hope you enjoy this  Super Moist Orange Almond Cake. 🙂

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