Orange and Cardamom Cake
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For the cake
- 1 orange untreated
- 4 eggs
- 125 g butter
- 150 g flour
- 80 g ground almonds
- 5 g of baking powder
- 100 g of plain yogurt
- 60 g sugar
- 1 teaspoon of icing sugar
For syrup and decoration
- 2 oranges untreated
- 50 g sugar
- 8 cardamom pops
Step 1: Cardamom
Start by preparing the cardamom powder. Cut the cardamom seeds in half using a knife. Take the small black grains that are inside.
Place the grains in a mortar. Then, crush them using the pestle to obtain a powder.
Step 2: Orange syrup and the decoration
Cut one of the oranges in half and press to get its juice. In a small saucepan, melt the sugar with the orange juice. Mix well, then add half of the cardamom powder (the rest will be used for the cake). Leave on the heat until the mixture thickens. Then remove from the heat and let it cool.
Cut the other orange into thin strips and place the strips in the syrup. Leave to infuse while you prepare the rest.
Step 3: Cake
Start by taking the zest of the orange. Add the icing sugar and set aside. Cut the orange in half and press to get the juice.
In a bowl, add the eggs, sugar and the rest of the cardamom powder. Beat until the color of the mixture gets lighter. Then add the butter. Mix again.
Mix the flour and the baking powder, then pour everything into the bowl. Add to the bowl the ground almonds, yogurt, orange juice and orange zest mixed with icing sugar. Mix one last time.
Step 4: Bake
Preheat the oven to 175 ° C (conventional heat).
In a cake pan, place parchment paper cut in a circle. If necessary, butter the part not covered by the baking paper.
Place the orange strips infused in the syrup in the bottom of the mold. Reserve the rest of the syrup for later.
Then pour the cake batter over the oranges and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Once the cake is cooked, place a plate on the cake and turn it all over to unmold the cake. Pour the rest of the syrup over the cake.