Darjeeling & Orange Cake

 

 Darjeeling & Orange Cake

Gluten and dairy free

This is a beautifully light cake goes perfect with a cup of fragrant Darjeeling in the afternoon summer sun. Topped with thinly sliced oranges and drizzle of orange icing a perfect centre piece for afternoon tea.

SAMSUNG CSC

Ingredients

4 large free range eggs separated

3 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

(extra 1 tbsp orange juice to finish)

Zest of 1 large orange

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup caster sugar

¾ cup ground almonds

¾ cup gf self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

1tsp mixed spices

1 heaped tbsp ground Darjeeling leaves

1tsp cider vinegar

Pinch salt

¼ cup icing sugar

To decorate- Icing sugar and fresh orange juice mixed to thick but runny paste. Fine slices of orange or orange zest.

 

SAMSUNG CSC

Method

Preheat oven to 180c. Prepare your tin either a 20cm loose bottom tin or decorative tin, lightly grease the sides.

Beat the egg yolks, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla, ¼ cup caster sugar.

In a separate bowl mix the almonds, flour, spices, Darjeeling and baking powder mix to combine. Add the flour mix to the egg yolk mix and beat together until it makes a smooth batter. In a clean bowl whisk the egg white until they form bubbles, keep whisking and gradually add the icing sugar, vinegar and salt whisk until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg white mixture a little at a time into the batter mixture. Transfer to your prepared tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. While hot and still in the tin prick with a cocktail stick and pour over the tbsp of reserved orange juice. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Icing sugar mixed with a little orange juice and drizzle over the top and decorate with finely sliced oranges or orange zest.

Serve with a delicious pot of tea.

SAMSUNG CSC

 

Attachments

Related Post

thumbnail
hover

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Cupcakes by...

      If you were at the Expo in October you will probably of seen Imogen from Sugar Buttons Creative making these delicious ...

thumbnail
hover

Pea, Spinach and Asparagus Tortilla.

With summer now well on the way and the weather man’s promise of good weather, picnics and bbq’s are on the agenda. So, this I thought I...

thumbnail
hover

Flatbread & Low Fat Houmous

With the promise of sunny weather and Spring well and truly here, when the weather allows we can enjoy some alfresco dining. Whether it’s ...

Leave us a comment