Orange almond cake

It was my son’s birthday over the weekend and I baked this cake. This is my go to cake for any occasion. A friend of mine Trish, gave this recipe about 20 years ago and we love it. It is so moist, easy to prepare and uncomplicated and gluten free. The whole house has a beautiful orange aroma when the cake is in the oven.

Orange Almond cake

6 Eggs

250 grams caster sugar

250 grams ground almonds

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 oranges

Put the oranges and 2 cups of water into a saucepan that has a tight fitting lid. Cover and boil for 2 hours. Check that the oranges don’t boil dry. Once cool, discard the water and cut oranges open. Remove pips and core and purée.

Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Fold in oranges and ground almonds then add baking powder.

Pour into a lined cake tin, preferably with a removable base. I used a 26 centimetres tin. Bake for about 60 minutes at 180°C. Cool in the tin before turning out.

Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

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