Monday 21 December 2015

Christmas orange and cardamom cake

Christmas or and and cardamom cake

  • For an 8 inch (20 cm) cake:
  • 175g (6 oz) self-raising flour sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 orange peeked and skin taken off each wedge
  • 175g (6oz) very soft butter
  • 175g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla essence 

  • To decorate
  • Orange peel slices
  • Christmas icing decorations 


  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla essence 
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, cardamom and orange zest in a large bowl. Add to the rest of the ingredients and mix with an electric hand mixer until well combined and very smooth. 
  4. Add the cake batter to a buttered cake tin and gently level with a spatula. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before turning them on to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Top with whipped cream, orange peel and Christmas decorations

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