It’s time for marmalade cake! The citrus season is in full force and I have been getting beautiful blood oranges from Temple Bar Food Market each week to transform into this moreish cake for our farm cafe!

What I adore the most about this cake is that it’s gluten free, as it contains almonds instead of flour. As a result it’s got a wonderful velvety texture and lasts ages in a tin too!

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Marmalade Orange Cake Recipe

1 unwaxed organic orange

1 organic orange (unwaxed)

1 organic lemon (unwaxed)

6 eggs

220g unbleached caster sugar 

250g ground almonds

1 tsp gluten free baking powder

Pinch pink Himalayan salt

Create a citrus puree by piercing the orange and lemon with a knife. I tend to do a few quick pricks with a sharp nice on all sides. Then place both the lemon and orange in a pyrex, cover with clingfilm and microwave for about 10 minutes and check regularly. You want the fruit to feel very soft. Once the fruit is ready, let it cool a bit then cut in quarters and remove any pips and stalks. Place the fruit and any juices into a good blender (I use this one) with a splash of water and blend until completely smooth. 

Now in a large bowl crack in all 6 eggs and add in the sugar. Combine this together then fold in the rest of the ingredients and finally the fruit puree. Pour into a 20cm cake tin. I always line mine with baking paper. Now pop into the oven set at 180C for about 40 minutes or until cooked through. Then carefully remove onto a wire rack to cool thoroughly. 

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