Spanish orange and almond cake

Spanish orange and almond cake

You need – 
  • Orange – 1
  • Butter – 75 grams
  • Caster sugar – ½ cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Ground almonds – 1 cup
  • Self-rising flour – ¼ cup, sifted
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoons
  • Icing sugar – as required for dusting.
How to – 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Line the base of cake tin with non-stick baking paper
  • Peel the oranges and place them in a saucepan of water. Cover and simmer until soft.
  • Remove from the water,  take of the seeds and  chop roughly  . 
  • Process the orange, butter, sugar, eggs, ground almonds, flour and baking powder in a food processor until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture into the tin and bake for 35-45 minutes or till skewer comes clean when inserted.
  • Allow to cool and then dust the icing sugar and serve.
Please note -Traditionally the orange skin is used but I have not. If you would like to please do. You will need to boil the oranges with the skin.
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