Sicilian Orange Almond Cake
by Tarla Dalal
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All sicilians love desserts and cakes. Citrus fruits and almonds are widely grown and of course largely consumed in sicily, which is an island in the mediterranean region. I actually ate up a large chunk of this cake the first time i made it. So if you are the one who loves hot freshly baked cakes, you will love this delicious tea-time cake flavoured with orange and almonds. The use of orange squash gives a concentrated orange flavour to the cake. It is not totally essential but very helpful if you use it.
- Sieve the flour and baking powder together.
- Combine the flour mixture, powdered almonds and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
- Mix together the butter, curds, orange juice, orange squash and vanilla essence.
- Add this to the flour mixture and mix well.
- Pour this batter into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter cake tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 minutes and then 180°c (360°f) for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool completely and unmould.
- Garnish with the whipped cream, orange segments and toasted almonds. Cut into wedges and serve.
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