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Orange Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 whole oranges
  • 350g ground almonds
  • 350g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 9 eggs

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°c (fan oven 160°c). Grease 3 x 900g loaf tins.
  2. To cook the oranges – cover with cold water and bring to the simmer. Simmer the oranges for 1 hour until completely cooked. Remove from the water and cut into quarters. Drain well. Remove pips and then blitz all the orange to a puree in a food processor. Leave to cool.
  3. To make the sponge, mix together the almonds, sugar and baking powder in bowl and set aside.
  4. Whisk the eggs until the mixture trails off the whisk in thick ribbons. Fold in the almond and sugar mixture, then add the orange puree.
  5. Pour the cake mix into the prepared tins, only filling by two thirds.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The cake should be firm to the touch and, if pierced with a knife, should leave the knife clean. The cake is now cooked. Leave to cool before turning out.

This recipe would also work with 4 limes or lemons or a mixture of both. Wonderful for reminiscing about Mediterranean summer holidays or just for a delicious afternoon tea!

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