Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Lemon and Oranges Almond Cake

A cake for the birthday boy

 Okay, so it was MrD's birthday last Sunday
and I know this is a late entry
What can I say, the weather has been good lately
and I wanted to do some last minute sprucing up in the garden
Can't wait for Spring to come
My head is already buzzing with ideas!

Anyways, back to the little birthday do over the weekend...
I'm so glad Elsa was back in time for her Dad's birthday
It's always nice to have the family back as a whole.
But it was a rushed event as MrD had to take a flight later in the day
for an out of town business trip
No matter, we'll have a proper birthday bash once he's home...

 Lemon and Oranges Almond Cake

4 clementine
1 small lemon
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 1/3 cups ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder

Put the clementines and lemon in a pot with cold water to cover, bring to the boil.
Cook for 2 hours. 
Drain and, when cool, cut each fruit in half and remove the seeds. 
Then finely chop the skins, pith, and fruit in the processor.

Preheat the oven to 170C.

Butter and line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper.

Beat the eggs. Add the sugar, almonds, and baking powder. 
Mix well, adding the processed fruit. 

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, when a skewer will come out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool, in the pan on a rack. 
When the cake is cold, you can take it out of the pan. 
Cover the cake with chocolate ganache.
Decorate with some homemade chopped candied orange peel and sliced persimmons

Happy Birthday MrD
May you have many more cakes to come