Simple Orange Cake (with or without flour)

Very simple orange cake

Always use organic ingredients whenever possible

  • 3 small eggs
  • 1 orange - peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 200g of melted unsalted butter and more for greasing the tin
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 300g plain flour (or ground almonds, or half of each)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 60ml of Cointreau
  • a good pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease a banking tin with butter.

Sift together the dry ingredients; sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. 

Whisk together the eggs and sugar until light in colour and fluffy.

Fold in the flour, butter and add the orange and Cointreau.

Pour mixture into prepared cake tin and cook in the oven for 40-50 minutes, it's ready when its golden brown and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. 

Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before turning out. 

You can sprinkle it with icing sugar and some orange zest before serving.