Warning: it seems that this cake is addictive ….
What you need:
2 medium oranges, whole and not peeled
240 g whole almonds
210 g castor sugar
6 jumbo eggs
5 ml baking powder
5 ml vanilla essence
100 g castor sugar
75ml fresh orange juice
75 ml water
What to do:
Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Put baking paper on bottom of 24cm springform pan and spray pan with non-stick spray. Place whole oranges in a pan in warm water to cover oranges. Close the pot and heat until boiling point. Simmer until soft, drain and cool. Cut oranges in quarters, remove pips, and roughly chop in a food processor.
Chop almonds and castor sugar in a food processor until fine. Beat the eggs and add baking powder and vanilla essence. Add almond mixture and oranges. Pour mixture into pan and bake 40 minutes. Take out of oven and let it cool for 30 minutes in pan. Take cake out of pan and pour hot syrup over cake. When cool, dust with icing sugar.
To make the syrup. Put all the ingredients into a pot and boil for 5 minutes.