Candied Lemon & Blood Orange Cake

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Prep Time: 

10Mins

Cook Time: 

60Mins

Serves: 

  • 6 - 8 People

Ingredients: 

125g ground almonds
175g golden caster sugar
75g breadcrumbs
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1.5tsp baking powder
4 eggs
200ml sunflower oil
zest of 1 blood orange

Candied Lemons
300g caster sugar
150ml water
4 lemons thinly sliced
juice of 1 blood orange

Method: 

Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin. Preheat oven to 160'C.
Mix the ground almonds, golden caster sugar, breadcrumbs and baking powder together in a bowl. Whisk the eggs, sunflower oil and zest of the orange together and add to the almond mixture. Pour into the tin, increase temperature to 180'C and cook for 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the candied lemon slices. Place the water and sugar in a saucepan, over a medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer the syrup for 2 mins. Add the lemon slices and orange juice and simmer for 10 mins until lemons are translucent and the syrup has thickened.
Pierce the top of the cake with a skewer several times and pour over the citrus syrup. Leave to cool completely.
To Serve:Serve with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. 

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