In the cold winter, there is an abundance of colourful citrus and none has more beauty and flair than blood orange. This seductive-looking blood orange cake will elate even the gloomiest winter doldrums.
ingredients for the cake batter
ingredients for candied oranges
- unsalted butter 120g (room temperature)
- sugar 120g
- 2 eggs
- 100g plain flour
- almond powder (flour) 50 g (you can replace it with plain flour)
- baking powder 1/2 tsp
- orange juice 2 tbsp
- orange zest 2 tbsp
- 3 oranges cut in thin circles (not too thin otherwise they break)
- sugar 1 cup
- water 1/2 cup
To make the candied oranges
Place the sugar and water in a saucepan.
Bring to a simmer and place the orange circles in the syrup and simmer for 45 minutes on low heat.
To make the cake batter:
First, sift the flour, baking powder and almond flour well.
Beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until it is completely creamy for about 10 minutes.
Add the eggs one by one and beat for 3 minutes after each addition.
Add the orange juice and orange zest, respectively, with a mixer.
Add flour mixture and mix until well incorporated.
Place the candied oranges at the bottom of a cake tin that you have covered with a baking sheet or greased well.
Pour the batter over the oranges and flatten the surface.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius and leave for 30-45 minutes.
Finally, check the side with a toothpick.