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Upside-down citrus almond cake


Upside-down citrus almond cake

Ingredients 12
Servings 6-8
Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • FRUIT LAYER
  • 250
    ml
    caster sugar
  • 125
    ml
    water
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 1
    grapefruit
  • 2
    large oranges, unpeeled, quartered
  • CAKE
  • 250
    ml
    caster sugar
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 250
    ml
    self-raising flour
  • 160
    ml
    melted unsalted butter
  • 250
    g
    ground almonds
 

Method

55-60 minutes
 

1. Fruit layer Put the caster sugar, water and vanilla essence in a saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes or until slightly syrupy.

2. Put the grapefruit and oranges in the syrup and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat.

3. Cake Put the eggs, caster sugar and essence in a large mixing bowl and beat for 8-10 minutes or until light and fluffy.

4. Sift the flour over the egg mixture and fold in. Fold in the melted butter and almonds.

5. Put the fruit in the cake tins and spoon the cake batter over the top. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

6. Pour the leftover syrup over the cakes as soon as they come out of the oven.

7. Turn out, cut into squares and serve with mascarpone cheese or Greek yoghurt.

 

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