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orange drizzle cake

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a variation on the lemon drizzle cake made with oranges and adding ground almonds for a little something extra


  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter (softened)
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 20g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • juice and rind of 2 oranges

for the drizzle:

  • 1/2 juice from above
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  • STEP 1
    grease and line a standard tea-loaf tin and pre heat the oven to 180C
  • STEP 2
    cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, gradually beat in the flour, baking powder and eggs until combined
  • STEP 3
    finally beat in the ground almond, orange rind and about half the juice careful not to let the mix curdle
  • STEP 4
    smooth the mix into the loaf tin and bake for approx 45 mins until golden and a skewer comes out clean
  • STEP 5
    Dissolve the sugar in the remaining orange juice
  • STEP 6
    remove the cake from the oven and prick all over with the skewer then drizzle the juice mix over the cake.
  • STEP 7
    allow to cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely

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