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50 mins
Serves
8

A flourless orange cake with quinoa & ground almonds.
I invented this cake for my Mum's birthday after we discovered we loved Tunisian orange cakes. To make it even more appealing to my Mum, I put quinoa in the batter.

I had a test trial with a one layered cake which was delicious and then got fancy for her birthday, making a two-tiered cake with whipped cream in the middle and lychees on top.

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  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you start cooking, soak the saffron in a small bowl with 4 tbsp of warm water for 30 minutes.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place two of the oranges in a pan, fill with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes and then rinse the oranges under cold water.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Meanwhile cook the quinoa.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Chop up the cooked oranges and place in a blender.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Blend until smooth.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Whisk together the eggs and 200 grams sugar.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add the orange puree, ground almonds, cooked quinoa, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold to combine.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Spread the batter into a greased cake tin.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bake at 180'C for an hour.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Meanwhile, peel the skin from the third orange and cut into thin slices.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Simmer in a pan of hot water for 20 minutes and then rinse under cold water.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Squeeze the juice from the orange into the pan and bring to the boil with the remaining 100g of sugar until dissolved.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Add the orange peel and saffron with it's water.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Simmer for 15 minutes until it has thickened into a thick syrup.

  • How to bake an orange cake. Tunisian Orange Quinoa Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pour the syrup over your cake and serve!

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