Orange Almond Cake

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: 45 min
 
YIELD: one 9-to-10-inch/23 to 25 cm cake
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CAKE:
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup/155 g sugar
  • Zest of 3 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups/200 g almonds, ground
    SYRUP:
    • Juice of 3 oranges
    • 1/2 cup/95 g sugar
    • Candied orange zest, for serving
    • Whipped cream, for serving
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    Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Grease and line a 9-to-10-inch/23 to 25 cm cake pan (springform or tube pan).

    For the cake: Separate the eggs into two bowls. Beat the yolks with the sugar and zest, then stir in the almonds. Beat the whites to peaks. Stir a spoonful of whites into the yolk mixture, then fold in the rest, gently. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until set, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly, then unmold onto a serving platter.

    For the syrup: Heat the orange juice and sugar together in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Stir in the liqueur if using. Spoon the syrup evenly over the cake, letting the syrup soak in as you go (it will absorb all of it).

    Serve the cake with candied orange zest on top and whipped cream on the side.

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    • on May 05, 2014

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      How do you make the candied orange zest?

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    • on January 17, 2014

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      This is AMAZING! So simple and bursting with fresh orange flavor. I also love how moist the cake came out. I did use 1/2 almond flour & 1/2 fresh ground almonds and it came out great.

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    • on January 10, 2014

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      I liked the strong orange flavor but was surprised I couldn't taste any almond. It's also a very wet cake if you use all the syrup. If I make it again, I would use maybe half the syrup.

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