Nici Wickes: Truly orange, orange cake

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 20 Jun 2020, 10:24AM
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Nici Wickes: Truly orange, orange cake

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 20 Jun 2020, 10:24AM

TRULY ORANGE ORANGE CAKE  

In celebration of Coeliac Awareness Week I give you this tender, moist orange cake that really does get better with age – 1-2 days anyway!  

125g butter 

1 cup regular sugar 

tsps vanilla extract 

2 eggs 

tsps baking soda 

3/4 cup warm water 

1 orange 

1 cup sultanas or raisins 

¼  cups GF flour 

½ cup ground almonds 
 

Syrup 

¼ cup caster sugar  

tbsps water  

Zest of one orange  

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 22-24cm round cake tin. 
  2. Cream the butter and sugar and vanilla until fluffy. 
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat between each addition. 
  4. Dissolve the soda in the water and add to the creamed mixture. 
  5. Mince or blend the orange, peel and all, raisins/sultanas. Stir this into the creamed mixture. 
  6. Stir in sifted flour and ground almonds and mix well. 
  7. Scrape into the tin and bake for approx  50-60 minutes or until a skewer when inserted into the cake comes out clean. 
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for a 10 minutes and turn out. Cool completely. 
  9. Make a sugar syrup with ¼ cup sugar and water and zest of orange. Simmer until it syrups – about 7 minutes. Pour over when cake is cold. 

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