Flourless Orange And Poppy Seed Cake.

It's my son's birthday on the weekend and when I asked him what sort of cake he'd like me to make him, he surprised me by chosing a cake I have been making for adult special occasions (birthdays etc silly!).  This cake is so much nicer than the other Flourless Orange and Poppyseed cakes that I've made before. I think it's because there are bigger bits of almonds in it as well was all the almond skin etc.  I'm going to try grounding my own almonds for all the other almond meal recipes I have made before, maybe they're be yummier too.

I guarantee that this is the yummiest cake ever!  The recipe is pretty funny to read, even if you don't get around to making it!



Flourless Orange and Poppy Seed Cake… adulterated from the ABC

It’s moist, flourless, tangy and delicious: The perfect cake to make for your darling mother on Mother’s Day!

Just remember you have to boil the oranges for an hour before you start cooking and they should be cool before you start mixing them in.

You need for one hungry Mother, 2 starving parents, a family on a diet, or 30 contestants on ‘Look ten years younger in Ten days.’
2 oranges
6 eggs
250g caster sugar
250g almonds
3 teasp baking powder
2 teasp poppy seeds
Icing sugar for acessorising after baking
Climb out of Dior heels.
Slip into your favourite drop crutch slouchy oh-so-comfortable harem track pants.
Zip up cashmere hoodie and roll up the sleeves.
Put on Model Co face lift mask.
Now wash the oranges and cut the tops off and score a cross across the top.
Toss them whole and unpeeled, in a pot of boiling water for an hour.
Now is a good time to whiz up the almonds. (Much nicer than almond meal).
Tip: Take out a third of the almonds when they are chunky and then whiz the remainder so the almonds are ground to flour. Mix the chunky bits through the fine almonds.
Read the latest Vanity Fair. (Tip: Don’t look at the shots of Giselle or you will never eat cake again.)
When the oranges are cooked get them out and let them cool and have a chat amongst themselves.
Time to preheat oven to 160°C.
Moisterise a 20 cm spring form baking pan and line with grease proof paper. You need to do this or it will be a sticky mess.
When the oranges are cool-ish throw them in the whizzer and puree the entire orange (including peel) until smooth. If only getting rid of orange peel cellulite was so easy.
Find a bowl and now whisk the eggs and sugar until it’s as light and creamy as Dita Von Teese.
Toss in the almonds and the baking powder.
Slowly stir in the orange puree and then the poppy seeds.
Then pour the batter into the pan.
You can sprinkle caster sugar on top if you so desire.
Toss in the oven and bake for about 50 to 60 mins or more.
It should be as golden brown as Beyonce (and as moist and bouncy).
Sprinkle with icing sugar when it’s still hot so it melts (and then again later so it looks pretty.)

wildernessgirl wildernessgirl
5 Responses Feb 10, 2010

They are a little uncomfortable for the kitchen, WG. <br />
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Achieving Dita von Teese with the eggs and sugar is always a challenge too.

Whereas you dear Roj always always stepping out of your Dior heels ;)

WG does not follow the 'drop crutch track pant' step very well.

They're so yummy in cakes. I love blanche almonds on top of Christmas cakes too :)

No way hoe-zay (how do you spell that anyway). Roj is the type to measure everything exactly. It's very funny to watch him cook sometimes ;) He used to weigh the water before using it to make a cup of coffee. lol.