Friday, 10 June 2011

Orange Almond Semolina Cake

Orange Almond Semolina Cake

250g butter
200g sugar
2 oranges, finely grated zest and juice
4 eggs
50g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
250g semolina
200g ground almonds
120g Greek yogurt

Orange Syrup
2 oranges , zested and juiced
2 cinnamon sticks
275g sugar
300ml water

To make the syrup put all the syrup ingredients in a pan and bring slowly to a simmer, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat and simmer until syrupy

Heat the oven to 160C.
Line a 20cm springform cake tin.
Cream the butter, sugar and orange zest until pale and fluffy. Beat the eggs then whisk in one at a time.
Sift in the flour and baking powder along with the orange zest, semolina and almonds. Add the orange juice and yogurt and stir gently.
Pour into the prepared tin and cook for about 45 minutes or until firm to the touch.
Remove the cake from the oven and pierce all over with a skewer.
Pour half the hot syrup over the warm cake. Leave to cool.