Cake time!

2015-04-17 17.49.00

It’s a while since I posted a cake but I needed a distraction today soooo

ORANGE ALMOND CAKE

WITH

PASSION FRUIT ICING

Ingredients

melted butter for greasing

2 oranges

3 eggs

15 g caster sugar

300 g ground almonds

1 teaspoon baking powder

Method

Preheat oven to 170C (325F). Lightly grease 22 cm springform cake tin with melted butter and line base with grease proof paper.

Place oranges in a small pan and cover with water. Bring to boil and cook for 15 mins. Drain away water and replace with cold water. Bring to boil again. Simmer for another 15 mins and then drain.

Coarsely chop oranges, remove pips and liquidize until smooth.

Whisk eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and pale. Gently fold in the orange puree, ground almonds and baking powder until just combined.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave in tin for 20 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

For the icing

Ingredients

250 g cream cheese

300 g icing sugar

3 large passion fruits (pulp only)

about 75 g softened unsaltedΒ butter

Method

Blend cream cheese with icing sugar and passion fruit pulp. If you want the icing richer add the butter. Smooth over the cake once cake is completely cooled.

EAT!!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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39 Responses to Cake time!

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    oooh…. I could go a slice of that for supper…!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Really? Is that your photo? Can you mail food across the pond I wonder…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charli Mills says:

    I hit the LIKE button, but where’s the EAT button! I’ve never had passionfruit frosting. Wow! what a cake!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Sacha Black says:

    Oh! I want a piece!

    Liked by 1 person

    • TanGental says:

      It is delicious. Nothing better (for me anyway) than baking one’s own comfort food – and I get a lot of brownie points from the family (who are all revising or essay writing just now).

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sacha Black says:

        I LOVE cake. I am not bad at making them too! made my own wedding cake so I did, and a 120 strong cupcake tower (also for the wedding) although I always liked decorating more than making wonderful flavours. And, actually, if I am honest, I only really like the icing. The wife eats the cake for me! haha. good luck to the mini le Pard’s for the exams πŸ˜€

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      • TanGental says:

        Wow, I love those cupcake towers – second only to chocolate fountains. And I’m not surprised you are good at icing; I’ve seen the nails, haven’t I? They are all just a form of confection after all. V talented lady, Ms Black and still under thirty.

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      • Sacha Black says:

        lol, clinging to my twenties by my fingertips! Ah yes, the nails! I forget. Ill send you a photo of the cakes. πŸ˜€ uno about talented, more like jack of all trades!

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      • TanGental says:

        like me and my fifties. Still sixty is the new black or something. And as I recall I loved my thirties. Despite a whole decade passing with my sporting a moustache. *cringes*

        Like

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Thank goodness you gave the last instruction (Eat) I was not sure!? πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rachel M says:

    Yum, that looks so nice! No flour either. I love passionfruit too.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Wow, I’ll bring the tea and scones, and I’ll even wash up for a piece of that cake, Geoff. Looks very appealing, and I’m guessing absolutely no calories? πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sounds marvelous, but I’d rather admire it from here. My hips don’t need any more padding. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Autism Mom says:

    It looks amazing! I had to look up caster sugar – I think I can grind some myself. This will make a lovely guest cake! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  10. macjam47 says:

    Do you ship to Ohio,USA?

    Liked by 1 person

    • TanGental says:

      Now wouldn’t that be splendid! I’m afraid our shippers are prone to eat their cargo so you may find all you receive are crumbs and the satisfaction of knowing the job has gone to a good home.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. noelleg44 says:

    Cook the whole oranges – or peeled? I could have a slice only if I had it with a Diet Coke to negate the calories?

    Liked by 1 person

    • TanGental says:

      That’s the odd thing; whole, peel pith and all but when they’ve been softened in the cooking and either processed in a food processor or liquidizer the enhanced taste is to die for…

      Like

  12. Meredith says:

    Reblogged this on Covey View and commented:
    Geoff shares a recipe. Oh for a taste.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Norah says:

    This looks delicious, Geoff. I made some passionfruit coulis on the weekend to go with a pavlova – it was yum too!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. trifflepudling says:

    Hope doing the post distracted you successfully from whatever it was!
    Looks yummy – definitely a fan of wheat-free! ‘Like’.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Scrumptious! πŸ˜›

    Liked by 1 person

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