Friday, January 13, 2012

Almond & Orange Cake

This is a very light and fluffy cake. It's perfect to be served in the afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also freeze pieces of this cake and defrost them, whenever you need them.

  • 2 oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g caster sugar 
  • 250g ground almonds 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • icing sugar for dusting  
  • peeled almonds for decoration
  • oil for greasing the pan
Preheat oven to 190°C. Wash oranges and place unpeeled, in a pot of boiling water for 2 hours. Drain the water and allow the oranges to cool.
Break 6 eggs into a mixing bowl or blender. Add caster sugar and beat or blend together.Place the two oranges into the egg mix. Break up the oranges and then blend together to a smooth consistency. Add the almond meal and baking powder and blend.
Grease a square baking pan with vegetable oil. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour to an hour and a half or until the top is golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with peeled almonds to serve.

Enjoy your meal!