Recipe

Orange syrup cake

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Orange syrup cake
  • 185 gram unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 oranges, finely grated zest
  • 2 tablespoon flaked almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoon pistachio nuts, chopped, toasted
Syrup
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 oranges, juiced

Method

Orange syrup cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 20cm cake pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium speed 1-2 minutes, until creamy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat 3-4 minutes, until thick, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
  • 3
    Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in combined sifted flour and baking powder, almond meal, nuts and zest.
  • 4
    Pour into cake pan, smoothing top. Bake 35-40 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan on rack.
  • 5
    To make syrup: combine sugar and juice in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and simmer 30 seconds without stirring.
  • 6
    Turn cake out onto rack then invert onto a serving plate. Slowly spoon half the syrup over and sprinkle with nuts. Serve with remaining syrup.

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