Monday, 31 December 2012

Orange Almond Cake

Ok I took this out of the oven too soon so the center was a bit on the raw side... If it was cooked all the way through though, just as the edges were, it would've been a spectacular cake.  Just don't make the same mistake I made.
This is really similar to my Torta Caprese.  Both are almond cakes, one with chocolate, and the other with oranges.  This really caught my attention because it uses whole oranges -- peel, pit, seeds -- everything!  No waste.

I hope you've all had a wonderful year!

Adapted from here and here
2 whole unwaxed oranges
250g almonds
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
5 large eggs, separated
100g caster sugar
70g brown sugar

Place the oranges in a pot filled with water enough to cover them.  Bring the pot to a boil then lower the heat and let it simmer for 2 hours.   Drain and let cool.
Preheat oven to 180C.  Butter and line a cake tin. 
Put the drained and cooled oranges in a food processor and whizz until smooth. 
Process the almonds until finely ground and mix with the oranges. 
Beat the egg yolks with the brown sugar and 50g of the caster sugar.  Beat until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
In another clean bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining caster sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold the egg yolk mixture into the almond and orange mixture.  Then gently fold in the egg whites. 
Pour mixture into cake tin and bake for about 40-50 minutes. 


  1. This cake is made to perfection! i love this <3 cant wait to make it and have it in my mouth. thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! its very nice of you ^_^.

  2. This almond cake looks so yummy. I always love dry fruit cakes in my breakfast. though they are high calories but who cares when it comes to the taste. Recipe is simpele and easy i already have made one.


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