One of the most gorgeous cakes I've ever made! Recipe from my friend China Squirrel!


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Serves 8

You will need:
2 small blood oranges
2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
5 ounces unsalted butter
1⁄2 cup superfine granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
1⁄3 cup fresh blood orange juice

FOR THE SYRUP:
1 cup fresh blood orange juice
2 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
powdered sugar, sifted (for serving)
  1. Prepare a 9-inch round cake pan with shortening or butter and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to350oF.
  2. Peel blood oranges. Then, using a small, sharp knife, remove all the pith. Cut oranges crosswise into 1⁄8 -inch thick slices. Arrange in the bottom of the prepared cake pan.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together. Add salt and set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time.
  6. Mix in almond meal. Stir in a little of the flour mixture, then add juice and remaining flour mixture.
  7. Carefully spoon cake batter over the orange slices, and spread evenly using a wet spoon.
  8. Bake for 35–40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven, and allow cake to stand in pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Place juice and sugar into a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  10. Turn cake onto serving plate. Drizzle with warm syrup. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

TIP:

You can substitute your favorite citrus into this cake!

One of the most gorgeous cakes I've ever made! Recipe from my friend China Squirrel! You can substitute your favorite citrus into this cake!
Photography by China Squirrel

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