Bitter-sweet Flourless Orange Cake

imageThere is a lot of things that is bitter-sweet at the moment as we go into winter.I love winter but do not feel entirely ready for it. My friend Ina is such a clever woman, not only with food. She cooks in a way that is familiar because it is traditional and exciting because there is always a new twist. Those are the things that inspire me.

Flourless Citrus Cake

Flourless Citrus Cake

She invented this cake and it is as clever as it is delicious.I particularly like the bitterness with just the right amount of sweetness to it and it is not a cake you quickly whip up(as if I ever do….) but rather one of those that you do over a weekend which will make your house smell like an orange orchard when you need to be reminded of that smell!.

Bitter-sweet Flourless Orange Cake

Bitter-sweet Flourless Orange Cake

Use: 250 gr ground almonds/almond flour, 5ml baking powder, 6 eggs, 1 cup castor sugar and 2 oranges, cream.

Boil oranges for 2 hours in water-fill up with water as you go Liquidise/process the whole oranges to form a soft pulp Beat eggs and sugar Add oranges to egg mix, followed by ground almonds, baking powder and grated peel of one orange(optional)-mix through. Use a lined cake tin and bake at 160 degrees C for 1hour 30 minutes. Served with whipped cream.

Brandy Sauce optional:-but very nice! Equal quantities brandy, water and sugar-I used 125ml each Boil to a thin syrup and pour over the cake and serve with cream.

Orange Cake with brandy sauce

Orange Cake with brandy sauce

Random photo: Goodbye summer

St Helena Bay gems

St Helena Bay gems

Shell art.

Draaihoek Lodge West Coast between St Helena Bay and Elands Bay

Draaihoek Lodge West Coast between St Helena Bay and Elands Bay

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23 thoughts on “Bitter-sweet Flourless Orange Cake

  1. Oh a post by you and I missed it till today! the reader is not always reliable (both wordpress and me) – cake looks lovely imagine would work with other citrus fruit too – love the fact that it is flourless – we are going into summer now so will flag recipe for later in the year!

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    • No problem my friend. It feels I am missing half of my life the way time is flying. You will love the cake it is a taste that lingers. Live those together with the smell. Have a good weekend. Me. Not planning to do much this weekend. Maybe just repack all my cupboards!

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      • 🙂 thank you my friend – yes I feel that way too – have 2 projects I need to get done, fly to the US next week, have just repotted half the plants on the balcony and done other stuff, and STILL feel I am not making any progress – cake lovely – maybe I will need to make it now if I can find nice oranges that are organic 🙂 – have a lovely weekend! I get to have roast lunch on Sunday !

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