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Orange & Almond Cake

From Claudia Roden & featured in Food 52 Genius Recipes.


  • 2 large oranges
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (225g) ground almonds
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon (225g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Butter or oil for the pan
  • Flour or more ground almonds for the pan


  1. Wash the oranges and simmer them, unpeeled, in water to cover for 2 hours. Cool, cut them open and remove the seeds. Puree the oranges, including the peel, in a food processor.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Beat the eggs in a food processor or large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, including the orange puree, and mix thoroughly. Pour into a buttered and floured cake tin, with a removable base if possible.
  4. Bake for one hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the tin before turning out.