Tuesday, 13 November 2007

flourless orange cake

woo hoo i found a really great Recipe for a cake that Beka can eat

this cake was divine and we didn't even make the orange syrup ( i ran out of time)

Flourless orange cake with orange syrup

2 Valencia oranges
3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
300g almond meal ( i only had 200g so i topped it up with some gluten free flour and still it tasted so good)
1 tsp baking powder

Orange Syrup
1 Valencia orange, extra
3/4 cup caster sugar

1. Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease a 22cm cake pan. Place whole oranges into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins until tender. Drain. Repeat. Refresh under cold water and drain.

2. Coarsely chop warm oranges and remove and discard any pips, place into food processor and process until smooth.

3. Using electric beaters, whisk eggs and sugar until thick and creamy. Add processed orange mixture, almond meal and baking powder and gently fold until combined. Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool.

4. For syrup, remove peel from orange and cut into thin strips. Place into saucepan, cover with water and boil for 5 mins. Drain, returning water to pan and set aside peel. Squeeze juice from the peeled orange, and add to pan with sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves and syrup thickens. Spoon over cake. Sprinkle with orange strips and serve.


Chrissy said...

Am sooo keeping that recipe sweetie!

Susan C said...

This sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing. My family (Seona, Christo, Mum, Peter and I) get together for afternoon tea each sunday arvo. It will be nice to have something new to try.