Thursday, 18 February 2010

Almond and Orange Blossom Cake

It was Marni's 5 month birthday and it was fern's birthday week, so of course, a birthday cake!  And as you can see, i also put my new icing kit to the test, bought for me by fern for xmas - it's trickier than it should be - maybe i made the icing too thick.  It and the cake tasted great though.

- Grease a 21cm cake tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
- Cream together 225g soft butter and 225g sugar.
- Beat 4 eggs and gradually add them to the creamed butter, beating continuously, and adding 50g plain flour as you go.
- When the eggs and flour are incorporated, stir in 180g ground almonds, then add 1 teaspoon almond essence, zest of an orange, the juice of 1/2 an orange and 2 tablespoons orange-flower water.
- Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour at 180C, covering with foil after 40 mins if it looks like burning.

Happy birthday fern and marni!
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