Orange and Almond Cake with Orange-Lime curd

A delicious light and zingy cake topped with a curd of citrus fruits.

Ingredients


  • for the cake:
  • 10 oz butter (at room temperature)
  • 10 oz caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 floz whole milk
  • 8 oz ground almonds
  • 1 tsp natural almond extract
  • rind and juice 1 orange
  • 3 oz rice flour
  • 3 oz potato flour
  • 2 oz polenta
  • 1 heaped teaspoon xanthum gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • for the curd:
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 100 g orange (juice and rind)
  • 50 g lime (juice and rind)
  • 100 g unsalted butter (cubed)

Method

  1. For the cake:
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  3. Add in the eggs
  4. Add in all the remaining ingredients
  5. Grease and line a 10' cake tin with baking parchment
  6. Spoon the mixture into the tin
  7. Bake at 175°C for 40 minutes
  8. For the curd:
  9. Put all the ingredients except butter into a glass bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water.
  10. Stir occasionally until the mixture becomes thick. This will take about 30 minutes.
  11. Whisk in the cubed butter.
  12. Allow to cool completely.
  13. Spread on top of the cake.




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