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Orange and Walnut Cake

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Introduction

Daughter's recipe of the day: Let them eat cake!

Ingredients

Serves: 8 to 10

  • olive oil spray
  • 375 chopped walnuts
  • 250 all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 375 sugar
  • 125 fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 125 olive oil
  • confectioners' sugar
  • whipped cream (lightly sweetened)

Method

Orange and Walnut Cake is a community recipe submitted by Krakra58 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 350F (125oC) Spray a 9inch-diameter springform pan with nonstick olive oil spray, place a piece of round parchment paper on bottom of pan and spray the paper.
  • Grind the walnuts, not too finely, combine with flour and baking powder in a medium bowl, set aside.
  • Beat the eggs until frothy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the sugar, beating until light, thick and pale yellow, about 4 minutes. Gradually add the walnut/flour mixture, then the orange juice and peel, olive oil, beating until just blended.
  • Transfer the batter to prepared pan. Place the pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely in pan on rack. Release pan sides.
  • Carefully invert cake unto platter and remove the paper base. Sprinkle powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream and some grated zest and serve!
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