Walnut cake

This spiced walnut cake with a brandy syrup is rich with the fragrance of cloves, cinnamon and orange.
Walnut cake
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1.Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease deep 20cm x 30cm ovenproof dish; line with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over short sides.
2.Beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup (110g) of the sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in brandy, juice and extract, then nuts, breadcrumbs and sifted spices and soda.
3.Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until sugar dissolves between additions; fold into walnut mixture, in two batches. Pour mixture into dish.
4.Bake cake about 40 minutes. Cool cake in dish.
5.Meanwhile, to make syrup stir ingredients in small saucepan over heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil; boil, uncovered, without stirring, 10 minutes.
6.Pour hot syrup over cake.

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