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Rhubarb and orange cake

Post by lyndaejane on Tue May 17, 2016 5:33 pm

350g rhubarb, cut into one-inch pieces
200g caster sugar
Grated zest and juice of half a small orange
140g softened butter or margarine
2 beaten eggs
Half-teaspoon baking powder
85g self-raising flour
100g ground almonds

Topping:
25g melted butter
25g brown sugar
Grated zest of half a small orange
50g slivered almonds
Icing sugar to dust

Mix rhubarb with 50g of the caster sugar and the orange zest and set aside for an hour, for the sugar to draw some of the liquid out of the rhubarb. Cream the butter and remaining caster sugar, add the eggs, baking powder, flour and ground almonds and beat together. Stir in the orange juice and spoon the mixture into a greased nine-inch cake tin. Drain off any liquid from the rhubarb, then spoon rhubarb over the mixture. Bake for 25 minutes at around 170 degrees for a fan oven or gas 5.

While it cooks, prepare the topping. Combine the melted butter with the sugar, zest and slivered almonds. After the 25 minutes cooking time, reduce the temperature to 160 degrees (gas 4) and sprinkle the topping over the cake. Return to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until firm. Cool in the tin and dust with icing sugar.

Hadn't noticed it before, but I love the juxtaposition of the 350g of rhubarb cut into one-inch pieces!

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Post by Di Masters on Tue May 17, 2016 6:42 pm

Thanks Lynda.
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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue May 17, 2016 7:53 pm

Oh yes, going to have to make this when I get back. Must remember that it's here.
Thanks for putting this up.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue May 17, 2016 9:31 pm

Somebody better send me some rhubarb....FAST!!! pmsl.

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Post by lyndaejane on Wed May 18, 2016 9:16 am

It really is delicious. I've only made it a couple of times (don't make cake now, as we eat it!), but I took some next door when my neighbour had her daughter and husband visiting and both mother and daughter immediately asked for the recipe.

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Post by gingerjo on Fri May 20, 2016 9:30 pm

I have that recipe in a book, was going to try it next. Definately will now.
Er Lorraine, you can come and pick your own in my allotment if you like!
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Post by Di Masters on Sun May 29, 2016 4:07 pm

Here's the cake made earlier. It's lovely, very tasty.


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Post by cb on Sun May 29, 2016 4:40 pm

Looks good Di
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Post by Di Masters on Sun May 29, 2016 5:02 pm

ooo pics have turned sideways!

Even his lordship commented, said he liked it.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sun May 29, 2016 6:28 pm

I always have the problem with the pictures/scans turning round, if I took them landscape rather than portrait.

Looks gorgeous, Di: makes my mouth water!

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun May 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Mmm, looks yummy, nice tiles too Di.

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Post by supergran on Mon May 30, 2016 4:51 pm

That looks really jummie.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon May 30, 2016 8:12 pm

That looks gorgeous.

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Post by WeirdCat on Tue May 31, 2016 6:19 pm

I don't like rhubarb but can image it with other fruit, looks lovely

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