Wash the oranges and place in a saucepan filled with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 90 to 120 minutes, till the oranges are soft. Remove the oranges and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350℉/180℃/160℃ Fan
Slice the oranges in ½ to remove any pips. Purée the oranges (including the peel, pith and flesh) in a blender.
Separately, beat eggs in a large bowl. To this, add the ground almonds, sugar, baking powder and orange purée and mix together well.
Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter and dust lightly with ground almonds.
Pour the mixture into the springform pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
Allow to cool in the tin before removing from the springform.
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the jam and water. Stir till the jam melts and the becomes like a thick syrup, coating the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cool till warm. Brush over cake and allow to cool.
Further detailed notes are contained in the post above along with step by step images of the instructions
This recipe was adapted from Claudia Roden's recipe.
This cake tastes even better the next day.
The glaze and sugar are not a part of Claudia Roden's recipe, but works beautifully with this cake.
*For a gluten free cake, select a gluten free baking powder
Fan assisted ovens, reduce the baking temperature by 50℉/20℃ degrees and you may need to reduce the cooking time. So check the cake in the last 20 minutes, by inserting a clean knife through the middle. If it comes out wet, check again after another 5-10 minutes. If it comes out only slightly sticky, it is done.
Texture - Claudia Roden states that this cake should have a cake -y exterior and a pudding-like center.
Store in an air-tight tin at room temperature for 3 days or wrap individual slices and freeze for up to 6 months.
Orange and Almond Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
* Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.