Sunday, 15 November 2015

Moroccan Orange Blossom cake


Moroccan Orange Blossom and Cardamon Yoghurt Cake

This is a festive cake combining some favourite aromatic spices, with orange blossom water, and pomegranates. It tastes so amazingly good, that I am tempted to change years of tradition at Christmas, and replace my fruit cake with this light and exotic taste sensation. It even looks like a Christmas cake, with the visual appeal of the pomegranates  and the explosion of taste that they deliver. 

I am babysitting a friends little boy today so this is being written in a bit of a hurry, while he sleeps. Believe me though, this is a cake well worthy trying.

This recipe requires a 2L (25cm)  bundt cake pan and Serves 6.
No electric mixer is required for this recipe just a whisk, a mixing spoon and a large bowl.

Ingredients: 
1 ⅓ cups (200g) self-raising flour, sifted
1 cup (125g) almond meal
⅔ cup (150g) castor sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup (280g) thick Greek-style yoghurt
150ml sunflower oil
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tsp orange blossom water

Icing:
1 1/2 cups (225g) icing sugar, sifted
2 tbs milk
Pomegranate seeds to decorate

Let’s cook: 
Preheat your oven to 180 deg. C. Grease and flour a 2L (25cm) bundt cake pan.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, yoghurt and oil until well combined, then stir into the dry ingredients.

Fold in the lemon zest, and 2 tsp orange blossom water. Spoon into the greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Cool the cake slightly, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Icing your cake:   
Stir the icing sugar, milk and remaining 1 tsp orange blossom water in a small bowl until you have a soft, drizzling consistency, then drizzle over the cake. When the icing is nearly set, sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds, then serve. 

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3 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely stunning Pauline. So this is a must make cake? I love orange blossom water :D

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    1. This is definitely a must make cake and a crowd pleaser. Such distinctive flavours. I hope you enjoy it.

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    2. This is definitely a must make cake and a crowd pleaser. Such distinctive flavours. I hope you enjoy it.

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