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Mealie meal orange syrup cakes


Mealie meal orange syrup cakes

Ingredients 17
Servings makes: 8-10 cakes
Time 20 min

Ingredients

  • CAKES
  • 250
    g
    butter, cubed and at room temperature
  • 125
    ml
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 250
    ml
    cake flour
  • 250
    ml
    mealie meal or polenta
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2,5
    ml
    salt
  • 2
    blood oranges (cara cara navel oranges), thinly sliced
  • SYRUP
  • 125
    ml
    sugar
  • 60
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 60
    ml
    orange juice
  • TO SERVE
  • whipped cream, ice cream or double-cream yoghurt
 

Method

baking: 25-30 min
 

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease 8-10 hollows of a large muffin tin or 8-10 ramekins with non-stick spray or butter.

1. Cakes: In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter cubes and sugar with an electric beater until light and creamy.

2. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon and orange zest, cake flour, mealie meal or polenta, baking powder and salt. Beat until the ingredients are just combined.

3. Put an orange slice in the bottom of each muffin hollow or ramekin, and fill two thirds of the way with cake batter.

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn down the oven temperature to 160°C and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

5. Let the cakes cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate.

6. Syrup: While the cakes are in the oven, heat all the syrup ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until the sugar has dis-solved. Then simmer without stirring for 5 minutes.

7. To serve: As soon as the cakes come out of the oven, pour the syrup over. Serve hot or at room temperature with whipped cream, ice cream or double-cream yoghurt.

 

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