Spiced Orange and Almond Cake

Recipe by Shuzbud
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the sugar, almonds and baking powder.
  • Add the oil and eggs and beat well.
  • Stir in the orange and lemon zest.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 8inch round cake tin, put into a cold oven and set the heat to 375F, or slightly less for a fan assisted oven.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin then turn out onto a plate.
  • While the cake is baking, make the syrup- put the 1/2 cup sugar, juices, cloves and cinnamon stick into a pan and bring gently to the boil, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Pierce holes in the cake with a toothpick while still warm and pour the syrup over it in small batches. Leave to cool and continue spooning over the syrup until it is all soaked up.
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