Vodka & Orange Cake
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Gluten Free
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Serves: 8
  • 2 medium oranges, washed (I used blood oranges)
  • 100g butter (I did a 50/50 split of butter and Nuttlex)
  • 200g caster sugar (I used the same quantity of alternative sugars + white sugar)
  • 3 eggs
  • 240g almond meal
  • 75g gluten free flour (regular self-rising flour if non gluten free)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Syrup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ water
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp vodka
  • 2 tbsp Cointreau (omit all alcohol if not desired and replace with water)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C if fan forced).
  2. Place oranges in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer on low/medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove water and refill. Simmer again for another 15 minutes. This process removes the bitterness from the orange rind.
  3. Chop oranges once cooled and remove any seeds.
  4. Place oranges in Thermomix bowl (or food processor) and blitz on Speed 6 for 20 seconds until pureed.
  5. Add remaining ingredients to TMX bowl and blitz again on Speed 6 for 10 seconds until cake mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour cake mixture into a 20cm cake pan (line if required) and place into oven for 50 minutes. Knife pushed into cake should come out clean.
  7. While cake is baking, prepare syrup by placing all syrup ingredients into a saucepan and simmering on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Pour syrup over cake while still in cake pan and allow to cool.
  9. Serve once cooled with some whipped cream or on its own. There's enough flavour there :)
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