Orange cake (claiming to be Spanish)

This was another good recipe found on the Slimming World website. The cake was great and I’ll definitely make it again.

The syrup was an interesting experiment – first time using arrowroot, for one. But I thought it tasted a bit medicinal. I would probably not have bothered with the sweetener, but maybe the bitterness was the arrowroot.

Serves 12

Slimming World Syns: 3.5 Syns per serving

4 eggs, separated
50g/2oz golden caster sugar
5 tbsp artificial sweetener
150g/5oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp finely grated orange zest
juice of 2 oranges

Syrup ingredients
zest of 2 oranges, finely grated into long strips
juice of 2 oranges
1 tbsp arrowroot
4 tbsp artificial sweetener

Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Line a 20cm/8in cake tin with non-stick baking parchment.

Place the egg yolks, caster sugar, sweetener, self-raising flour, baking powder and orange zest and juice in a bowl and whisk until thick and pale.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until softly peaked then fold them into the egg yolk mixture. Spoon this mixture into the prepared cake tin and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is risen and firm to the touch. Leave to cool.

Meanwhile place all the syrup ingredients in a saucepan with 90ml/3fl oz of water and bring to the boil, whisking constantly. When it starts to thicken, remove from the heat.

Cut the cake into wedges to serve, drizzle with syrup and serve.

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