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Orange and Almond Cakes with Orange Syrup

Orange and Almond Cakes with Orange Syrup


Orange is the new everything! You'll never love orange more than when you try this recipe!

  • Yields: 6 |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 10 mins |
  • Cook Time : 20 mins
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300 g castor sugar

300 g self-raising flour

180 ml Bulgarian yoghurt

180 ml sunflower oil

3 eggs

1 tsp (5 ml) almond essence

grated zest of 1 orange

50 g flaked almonds

Orange Syrup

1 C (250 ml) orange juice

125 g castor sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line 6 muffin cups with baking paper.


Combine all the ingredients for the cake mixture in a mixing bowl and blend well. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle the flakes almonds over the cakes. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the tins halfway through the baking time. Remove the cakes from the muffin pan and allow them to cool.

Orange syrup

Place the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Allow to reduce , stirring occasionally , until a syrup has formed. Pour the syrup over the cooled cakes.