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Prep: 25 mins

Bake: 40 mins

Moroccan Orange Almond Cake



Step 1:

Grate the rind of the orange and save some for decoration, then squeeze out
the juice of half the orange. Now place butter, orange rind and sugar in a bowl
and beat together until light and fluffy. Now gradually beat in the eggs.


Step 2:

In a separate bowl add the flour ground almonds and baking powder and mix together. Now fold in the creamed mixture from step 1 with the orange juice.
Now spoon the batter into a greased base lined 8 inch cake tin and place into
a preheated oven at 180
°C/350°F/Gas mark 4 and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or
until well risen. To check the cake is baked insert a skewer into the centre and
it should come out clean. Now leave the cake in the tin for 10 minutes before
de-tinning it.


Step 3:

To make the syrup place the orange juice, caster sugar and crushed cardamon
in a pan and place on a low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Now simmer the syrup for 4 minutes. Now strain the syrup into a bowl.


Step 4:

Place the cake into a deep serving dish and using a skewer make holes all over
the surface of the cake.


1 Orange

115g Softened butter

115g Golden caster sugar 

2 Large eggs

175g Plain flour

100g Ground almonds

1 ½ tsp baking powder

Icing sugar for dusting