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weekend baking almond and orange zest dense butter cake

Almond and Orange Zest Dense Butter Cake

Amanda McInerney of www.lambsearsandhoney.com
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Baking


  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 170 gms butter melted, then cooled slightly
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds


  • Preheat oven to 175C. Grease and line a 23cm cake pan.
  • Beat the sugar and egg well together in a large bowl.
  • Beat in cooled, melted butter until all combined. (If the butter is too hot it will cook the egg.)
  • Stir in almond extract, orange zest and almond meal, then add flour, baking powder and salt, stirring until just combined.
  • Pour into prepared cake pan and sprinkle top evenly with the flaked almonds.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the cake to loosen it. Cool on a cake rack.
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