Tuesday, 12 February 2013

free recipe--Tunisian Orange Cake.....

Happy pancake day or shrove tuesday, with something a bit different............. its Tunisian Orange cake, as I dont like pancakes but love this cake, so have it instead, althought the children will still be wanting pancakes too !


300g caster sugar
6 eggs
150g ground almonds
250ml of sunflower oil
100g of brown or wholemeal bread crumbs
Zest of one large lemon and one large orange
2 teaspoons of baking powder

For the sugar syrup

juice of one lemon and one orange, both large.
1 cinnamon stick
75g caster sugar
16 cloves

After the cake is cool
the juice of another lemon !

combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
break the eggs into another bowl and whisk into the sunflower oil.
Pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Then pour into a greased and lined 9inch circular cake tin and bake
for around 40 mins at 180 degrees (fan170) gas mark 4.

For the syrup mixture to pour ontop.
Whilst the cake is baking, combine all the sugar syrup ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil and simmer for about 5 mins.

When the cake comes out of the oven, pierce it all over the top ith a skewer and pour the mixture on top, removing the clovers and cinnamon stick.

Whilst cold, pour the juice of another lemon on the top and eat.


MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Thank you Deborah I shall make this for next months meeting of the Ladies Royal British Legion. We love our Tea meetings x Joan

Deborah Darling said...

Hi Joan :)
its the most delicious cake and my favourite, you wont be dissapointed, and neither will your ladies ! I look forward to hearing their verdict. Bon apetite ! xXx