For a lot of people, the Christmas pudding is part of the ritual of Christmas, the smell of it boiling away can take us right back to childhood. There is something so evocative of Christmas about the smell of citrus, so with this in mind, Rebecca created this gorgeous SIBO- friendly moist orange cake from the SIBO Chrismas eCookbook.
While the oranges are boiling your house will truly smell of Christmas, and once it’s turned out of its Bundt tin and decorated you will have a stunning centrepiece for Christmas Day. It’s wonderfully simple but will truly look the part on this most special of occasions. We also think it would make a fantastic birthday cake too!
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Moist orange cake
Classification: Semi-restricted, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
4 whole oranges, washed
1 cup honey
500g/18 oz almond meal
2 tsp baking powder
Coconut oil for greasing
3 whole oranges, thinly sliced
1 cup water
½ cup honey
1 vanilla bean, split
Place four oranges in a large pot, cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Keep an eye on the water level and top up as necessary. Drain, cool to room temperature, then puree the whole oranges in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Pre-heat the oven to 160C/320F. Grease a 27cm/11-inch bundt cake pan with coconut oil.
Beat the eggs and honey in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in the orange puree, followed by the almond meal and baking powder. Pour the batter into a prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until golden and skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Thinly slice three oranges with a knife or a mandolin. Place slices in a large saucepan with the water, honey and vanilla bean. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook until the rinds have softened. Remove orange slices with a slotted spoon, reserving the syrup. Bring the syrup to a boil and cook until thickened.
When ready to serve, place the cake on a large platter. Top with the orange slices and drizzle the syrup. Serve to the waiting crowd!
Note: If you can’t tolerate almond meal, you can substitute it with another nut meal. Macadamia nut meal would work just as well.
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