Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Flourless Orange Cake
Original draft below!:
Isn't that the most gorgeous cake? Now, I'm totally cheating here, as I didn't bake this one, my sister Amy did, but I thought I might share it here anyway.
This recipe was given to us by our Aunt Louise, just as the Raspberry and Pear Cake recipe was. It is superbly moist, incredibly dense and rich, and great with a cup of tea.
2 whole oranges
185g almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cointreau or triple sec (optional - I never use it because, well we don't have any in our cupboards and it seems a bit weird to buy it just for a cake).
6 eggs lightly beaten
Place oranges in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook until soft (about 20 minutes). Drain, cool, cut into quarters and remove seeds. Process in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add remaining ingredeants, except eggs, and pulse until just combined. Add eggs and process until just blended. Pour into a greased and lined 25cm springform pan and bake at 190 C for 45 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool in pan, before turning out.