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Orange, Almond and Cardamom Cake

(Gluten Free)

Orange, Almond and Cardamom Cake (Gluten Free) with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 270g ground almonds
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 40g honey
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Juice of half an orange

For the Icing:

  • 50g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 50g full fat cream cheese
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
Decoration: (optional)
  • Toasted Almonds/Nuts
  • Fruit
Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170C 
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. 
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between each addition. 
  4. Add the ground almonds, orange zest and juice, honey, baking powder and cardamom and give it a good mix! 
  5. Pour into a greased 8 inch tin, and bake for 40 minutes (if necessary cover with tin foil half way through to prevent over browning) 
  6. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and leaving to cool fully! 
  7. For the icing, beat the butter and cream cheese together then add in the icing sugar slowly so it doesn't go everywhere! 
  8. Grate in the orange zest and mix in, then use a spoon or piping bag and nozzle to decorate the cake. 
  9. I added a small amount of pink food colouring and then decorated the cake with toasted almonds and pistachios and some leftover raspberries, but decorate however you fancy! A small addition of flavour from the fruit on top can really lift the cake -something like passionfruit would also be great on this! 
  10. Enjoy! 
Let me know if you give this recipe a go by tagging me on Instagram @alice.fevronia, I always love seeing when people try my recipes! Head to my Instagram story highlights to see the video on how I made this!
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