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Claudia Roden’s Middle Eastern Orange Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Baking, cakes, Dessert


  • 2 large oranges washed
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 250 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Boil oranges, barely covered with water, in a covered saucepan for 2 hours.
  • Allow to cool, then cut open, remove pips and chop roughly, including the rind. Preheat oven to 190°C and butter and flour a 24cm springform tin.
  • Blend oranges and eggs thoroughly in a food processor.
  • Mix ground almonds, sugar and baking powder in a bowl, then add orange mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
  • If cake is still very wet, cook a little longer. Cool in tin before gently turning out.
Keyword eggs, Orange, vegetarian