Moroccan Orange and Almond Cake

Recipe by gemini08
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 8 slices




  • Grate the rind from the orange, reserving some for decoration and squeeze the juice from one half.
  • Place butter,orange rind and sugar in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, gradually beat in eggs.
  • In a seperate bowl, mix the semolina, ground almonds and baking powder, then fold in the creamed mixture with the orange juice. Spoon the batter into a greased and base - lined pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven @ 350F, for 30 to 40 minutes or until well risen and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • To make the syrup:
  • Place the orange juice, sugar and cardamom pods in a pan over low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and let simmer for ca. 4 minutes or until syrupy.
  • Turn the cake out into a deep serving dish.
  • Using a skewer, make holes over the surface of the warm cake.
  • Strain the syrup into a separate bowl and spoon 3/4 of it over the cake.
  • Dust with confectioners sugar and cut into slices.