Orange and Almond Cake

Posted by on March 16, 2014

Many club members requested the recipe for this delicious cake  Lynne StQuinten served  at our last meeting.

Preparation Time 15 – 20 mins

Cooking Time 25 – 30 mins

Orange Almond Cake Photo: Esther

Orange Almond Cake
Photo: Esther

1 medium orange  –  not more than 175g

175g  butter,  must be softened

175g  light muscovado sugar ( I use any brown sugar)

3 eggs

175g  self raising flower

1 tsp bicarb

50g  ground almonds  ( If you don’t have ground almonds grind them first before the orange)

Icing Sugar for dredging


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C, Gas 5/  Fan oven 170c.  Grease and base line a 23c, / 9 inch round 5cm/2inch deep cake tin.( I don’t  line the base)
  2. Cut the whole orange – skin pith flesh the lot into pieces.  Remove the pips, then wiz the orange in a food processor to a finely chopped puree.
  3. Tip the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarb and almonds into the processor and whizz for 20 seconds, scrape around sides and whizz again for another 10 secs until smooth.  Pour into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  4. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until the cake is risen and brown.
  5. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 mins before turning out onto a wire rack.
  6. Dredge thickly with icing sugar before serving.

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