Orange almond cake

Orange Almond cake


Butter-100gms, at room temperature

Demera Sugar-1/2 cup


Almonds-125 gms

Fine semolina-1/2 cup

Baking powder-1/2 tsp

Salt – pinch

Finely grated zest of orange-1 tsp

Juice of 1 orange

To make syrup

1/2 cup of caster sugar

2 tbsp of honey

6 tbsps of water

juice of 1 lemon(optional)

1/2 tsp – fennel seeds

1 tsp – Rosemary, chopped

1 orange ,thinly sliced


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.

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