Citrus almond syrup cake

citrus almond syrup cake
3H 20M


Lime syrup


1.Place whole oranges in medium saucepan, add enough hot water to cover oranges. Cover, bring to boil, then simmer about 2 hours, or until oranges are tender. Replenish water with boiling water as it evaporates during cooking. Drain oranges, cool; discard water.
2.Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease deep 20cm round cake pan; line base with baking paper.
3.Process almonds and sugar until almonds are roughly chopped; transfer mixture to medium bowl.
4.Quarter whole oranges, blend or process until smooth. With motor operating, add eggs one at a time, process until combined. Add almond mixture, baking powder and extract, process until just combined. Spread mixture into pan.
5.Bake cake about 1 hour.
6.To make lime syrup; stir ingredients in small saucepan over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Simmer, uncovered, without stirring, about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
7.Pour hot syrup over hot cake. Stand cake in pan 30 minutes. Turn cake onto wire rack over tray. Serve warm or cold.

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