7. Cool in the tin.
First in the form of little individual cakes with oranges in a friend’s dinner party on top. And then it turned up in our Tuesday morning playgroup.
5. Scoop mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spoon.
And because I’ve been getting oranges from the farmers market this Winter, I figured the world told me to make an Orange & Almond Cake for my Birthday treat.
The Birthday Cake!
Distinct citrus — can imagine blood oranges are lovely. And will have to try it with cumquats time that the fruit on my tree is ripe.
The trick was to add butter, of course (shouldn’t I know by now that the trick is always to add butter). But if you’re not into stevia, you don’t have to miss out. Just skip down to the ‘real sugar variation’ Claudia has you covered.
3. Puree oranges in your food processor, till you get a smooth paste. Chop butter and add to the food processor. Puree until well blended.
Oranges with seeds — make sure that you remove before and discard before pureeing.
1. Place oranges. Drain and cool a bit.
I love love love this cake. It is fresh and zesty in the orange and super moist. That being said, my boys weren’t into it. I think they can sense when there isn’t any sugar.
4. Add eggs and puree again until smooth. Add almond meal, baking powder and stevia and stir until just blended.
I’m not suspicious but I do take coincidences. Especially coincidences involving cake.
Nut-free — you should have the ability to use flour instead of the almond meal, you might want to replace it with some flour and some extra butter to make sure that the cake does not dry out. And test for doneness anticipated.
This year it’s my ‘stalker’ Orange and Almond Cake that’s a version of Claudia Rodens classic gluten-free cake having oranges to add flavour and keep everything lovely and moist. It is a cake.
Real sugar / no stevia — replace butter with 250g (9oz) caster sugar and bypass the stevia. May take much longer to bake (Claudia’s recipe is for an hour).
Is it just me, or have you ever had the feeling you’re being stalked?
Published at Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:11:52 +0000
Sufficient for 2
requires 3 hours
2 tbsp (450g / 1lb)
250g (9oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
250g (9oz) almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pure stevia powder
No food processor — you might get away with a stick blender but you really need something to puree the oranges.
large oranges — if your oranges weigh more than 450g (1lb), weigh your puree and discard any excess.