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115Total Time
40Prep Time
35Bake Time
10slices
Easy

Low Sugar Cardamom & Orange Cake

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  • Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian

About the cake

The most refreshingly light cake, bursting with the fresh flavours of cardamom and orange. This recipe uses Truvia for Baking Caster and Icing so is a sure winner if you are looking for a lighter switch from sugar.

115Total Time
40Prep Time
35Bake Time
10slices
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Place the orange in a pan and cover with cold water, bring to the boil then simmer gently for 30 minutes until the orange is soft. Put the orange into a bowl of cold water and leave to cool.

  2. Step 2:

    Preheat the oven to 180C /160 fan/gas mark 4. Lightly grease and line a 21cm round loose bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.

  3. Step 3:

    Roughly chop the whole orange and discard any pips then place the orange in a food processer and blend until smooth.

  4. Step 4:

    Sieve the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and cardamon into a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the Truvia for Baking Caster and eggs until thick and creamy. When it is ready the whisk should leave a trail on top of the mixture.

  5. Step 5:

    Using a spatula gently fold the flour mixture and pureed orange into the sugar and eggs.

  6. Step 6:

    Pour the mixture into the prepared tin then bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until the sponge is golden and firm to touch. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Step 7:

    To make the icing, sift the Truvia for Baking Icing into a bowl and add enough orange juice to make a thick icing. Drizzle over the cake and sprinkle over the orange zest and toasted flaked almonds.

  8. Step 8:

    To make the icing, sift the Truvia for Baking Icing into a bowl and add enough orange juice to make a thick icing. Drizzle over the cake and sprinkle over the orange zest and toasted flaked almonds.

  9. Step 9:

    For variety, top with roasted chopped pistachio nuts

Ingredients

  • For the cake

    • 1 Large oranges
    • 1 tbsp Unsalted butter (for greasing)
    • 100g Allinson's self-raising flour
    • 100g Ground Almonds
    • 1 tsp Baking Powder
    • 3/4 tsp Ground cardomom
    • 4 Medium eggs
  • For the icing

    • 50g Truvia for Baking - Icing
    • 1 Orange zest & juice
    • 15g Toasted flaked almonds

Utensils

  • Saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • 21cm round loose bottomed cake tin
  • Baking parchment
  • Food processor
  • Sieve
  • Whisk
  • Zester or grater
  • Wire cooling rack

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