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Double Trouble Orange Cake

October 24, 2014

Flavoured with orange, coloured with turmeric

Flavoured with orange, coloured with turmeric

I say double orange because I have coloured this recipe with turmeric, hence the double trouble.

Dare I say it, I’m a bit “over” chocolate! Please don’t strike me down with lightening! It is way after Easter but my body still thinks it’s April!

I have been playing around with carob and cacao and I think that I may actually be allergic, heaven forbid! My tongue goes sort of funny, prickly and dry. Does this sound like allergy to you?

I love a citrussy, lip pursing, lemon flavour. And a spicy warm ginger one too. As for orange? Nice & fragrant and safe. It is spring-time here in Brisbane and the Murraya is blossoming. This “mock orange” blossom is akin to citrus orange blossom in that it is highly fragrant with white flowers and glossy green leaves. The hay-fever season has started with a full face punch to the sinuses and whilst I love the fragrance and flavour of orange, I’m suffering because of this blossom!

The anti-inflammatory compounds in turmeric give me good reason to add this to my recipe, as well as contributing to the colour. And the vitamin C & anti-oxidants in the orange peel are a great immune booster. Let’s call this my hay-fever medicinal cake!!

120g sugar (I used Natvia)
rind of 1 large orange + flesh of 1/2 orange
10g knob fresh turmeric
200g almonds
20g coconut flour
25g tapioca flour
2 teas baking powder
4 eggs
120g butter, softened
 
Chop the turmeric on SP 9 for 5 seconds. Add the sugar and orange rind and mill on SP 9 for 10 seconds. Add the almonds and mill for a further 10 seconds. Add the flours and eggs and butter and mix on SP 5 for 10 seconds.
 
Bake for 45 minutes at 160 – 170ºC oven. Cover if browning too much, coconut flour can burn.
I garnished mine with very thin slices of orange, but you will need to extend the cooking time a bit

I garnished mine with very thin slices of orange, but you will need to extend the cooking time a bit.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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