Orange Almond Cake (Gluten free)







Ingredients
Butter-100gms,at room temperature
Demerara sugar-1/2 cup
Eggs-2
Ground almonds-125 gms
Fine semolina-1/2 cup
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-a pinch
Finely grated zest of orange-1 tsp
Juice of 1 orange

To make syrup
1/2 cup of caster sugar
2 tbsps of honey
6 tbsps of water
juice of 1 lemon(optional)
1/2 tsp of fennel seeds
1 tsp of finely chopped rosemary
1 orange ,thinly sliced


Method
1.Preheat the oven to 160*C
2.Beat the butter and sugar in electric mixer for 5 minutes.
3.Beat in the eggs ,one at a time
4.Combine,almonds,semolina,baking powder,salt and orange zest
5.Gently mix into the egg mixture with orange juice
6.Tip into the greased 20cm sqaure baking tray.Bake for 30 minutes until golden and firm and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
7.Cool the cake.
To make syrup
1.Mix all the ingredients in a pan except orange slices,boil it until it startes bubbling.
2.Reduce the flame to low,add the orange slices.Cook another 3 minutes.Switch off the flame and leave it aside.
3.Add the syrup while the cake is cold and leave it for 3-4 hours before serving.