Orange, Almond and Yoghurt Cake with Coconut Icing

Orange, Almond and Yoghurt Cake with Coconut icing - Cheffing Around

Why cake recipes? Because the best cake recipes which work every time are very hard to source, as usually the are family secrets/heirlooms!

This is a delicious cake that freezes extremely well, serve with a good dollop of double cream and a light dust of icing sugar.

Of course this cake is best eaten of day of baking and will keep in an airtight container for 3- 4 days.

Orange, Almond and Yoghurt Cake with Coconut icing - Cheffing Around

Cheffing Around`s Recipe of the Month for July 2014 is the Orange, Almond and Yoghurt Cake with Coconut icing

Ingredients – cake

  • 250GMS OF BUTTER
  • 3 SMALL EGGS
  • 300GM OF CASTOR SUGAR
  • 300GM OF SELF RAISING FLOUR
  • 200GM OF YOGHURT
  • 3 SMALL ORANGES (PEELED AND FINELY CHOPPED)
  • 150GM OF CHOPPED ALMONDS

Ingredients – Icing

  • 125GM OF DESICCATED COCONUT
  • 125GM OF MELTED BUTTER
  • 150GM OF BROWN SUGAR
  • 1/2 TEASPOON OF VANILLA ESSENCE
  • 1 TABLESPOON OF CREAM

Method

  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 180C
  2. BUTTER AND LINE A 28CM SPRING-FORM CAKE TIN CAKE TIN
  3. CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR.
  4. ADD EGGS AND BEAT WELL UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY
  5. FOLD IN THE REST OF THE INGREDIENTS AND THEN SPOON INTO CAKE TIN.SMOOTH THE TOP OF THE MIXTURE.
  6. BAKE AT 180C FOR APPROXIMATELY 50-60 MINUTES, TILL SKEWER COMES OUT CLEAN
  7. ALLOW TO COOL IN CAKE TIN BEFORE REMOVING TO CAKE PLATE.
  8. TO MAKE THE ICING, MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER, SPREAD OVER THE TOP OF YOUR COLD CAKE AND GRILL ON A LOW SETTING UNTIL THE ICING HAS GONE LIGHT BROWN IN COLOR.