There are lots of things that are better than the federal election. Orange cake is just one of them. Do yourself a favour and make an orange cake on Saturday, to cheer yourself up.
We served this cake straight out of the oven, covered in syrup and thick, plain yoghurt. It was like a proper afternoon tea, where everyone drops in at just the right moment to sit around talking about their how day was, while they enjoy some cake and tea.
The orange syrup bubbled away nicely while the cake cooked and the sun shone into my parents kitchen through the big windows that overlook the ocean.
This cake is moist and textural and the syrupy oranges on top make it look lovely. If I do say so myself.
125g butter, softened
1/2 cup castor sugar
zest of 1 orange
1 cup semolina
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 orange, sliced
2 tsp orange blossom water
Cream butter, sugar and orange zest.
Add eggs, beating between each.
Fold in semolina, almond meal and baking powder.
Pour into bundt tin and bake for 30 mins. For the Syrup:
Put juice, sugar and oranges in saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, then pour over cake.