Orange and Almond Cake

    2 hours 5 min

    This moist Turkish cake is packed full of orangy goodness and is gluten-free. Whole oranges are simmered until tender, blitzed with eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and ground almonds, before being baked to perfection.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 large oranges
    • 6 eggs
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 280g ground almonds

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Cover oranges with cold water in saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour. Drain and leave until completely cold. Cut into quaters remove seeds and process in a food processor to a pulp. Add eggs, sugar and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute then add baking powder and ground almonds. Pulse to mix.
    3. Pour into a well-greased round cake tin. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until golden.
    4. To serve, top with orange liqueur or dust with icing sugar and orange zest.

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    Didn't have enough ground almonds so used 190 g quick cook polenta grain and 90 g ground almonds. Reckon that 1/2 amount would be fine in 6"or 7" round tin. Finished it with simple choc ganache. Kept moist for ages. Great and easy recipe  -  02 May 2015


    Made this amazing cake over and over its moist and a very full orange hit great if you are gluten free or Not  -  12 Aug 2013


    The mixture seemed quite wet, but I baked it anyway, just waiting for it to cool down. However, what size tin did you use? I have used a 20cm round tin and have baked it for longer than the recipe states. Still seems quite wet in the middle. Any suggestions regarding tin size would be helpful. Thanks.  -  12 Dec 2017