Orange Almond Cake

    5 hours

    This is an Aussie take on a traditional Middle Eastern dessert. Do not substitute margarine for the butter.


    Queensland, Australia
    5 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 large oranges, organic if possible
    • 6 large eggs
    • 200g castor sugar
    • 250g almond meal
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Sauce
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 500ml orange juice
    • several strips of orange peel
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 2-3 star anise
    • 25g unsalted butter
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Preparation:3hours  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:5hours 

    1. Gently boil the oranges in water for 2 hours. Cool and puree, skins included (remove as many seeds as possible before pureeing).
    2. Beat eggs and caster sugar until sugar has dissolved. Add pureed orange. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. Mix together almond meal and baking powder. Folk through the orange-egg mixture. Pour into a greased ring tin. Bake 1 hour and allow to cool.
    4. Sauce:

    5. Combine sugar, orange juice, peel, cinnamon stick and star anise in a non-reactive pan. Simmer gently until a smooth syrup is achieved (about 15 mins). Remove cinnamon, peel and star anise and stir through the butter. Serve cake dusted with icing sugar on a pool of citrus sauce.

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