Orange, Almond & Fig Cake

158 Calories (4 Propoints)

Orange, Almond & Fig CakeIMG_0845
Serves 8
1 Orange
50g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
100g Ground Almonds
1tsp Baking Powder
4 Figs
½ tsp Icing Sugar

Put the whole orange in a lidded pan and add enough water to cover. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. Drain
Preheat the oven to gas mark 3 (160c) Line a cake tin with baking parchment
Put the cooked orange and 1 tbsp of the caster sugar into a food processor and blitz to a puree
Separate the eggs into 2 bowls.
Add the remaining sugar to the egg yolks and whisk until light and creamy.
Add the orange puree, almonds and baking powder to the mixture and fold all the ingredients together
Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk until soft peaks form
Fold into the orange mixture one spoon at a time
Pour the mixture into the tin. Sink the figs into the mixture
Bake for 30-40 minutes
Allow to cool before sprinkling icing sugar over

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