Cranberry Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 125g Doves Farm Organic Self Raising White Flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 150g cranberries, dried, fresh or frozen
  • butter, for tin
  • CRANBERRY ORANGE TOPPING
  • 10g dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 25g ground almonds

Method

Cake

  1. Rub some butter around the inside of an 18cm/7" round deep, loose bottom cake and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time followed by the grated orange rind.
  4. Sieve the flour into the bowl and mix well.
  5. Stir in the ground almonds and orange juice.
  6. Mix in the cranberries.
  7. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top, pushing any exposed cranberries back into the mixture.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes until a cocktail stick, pressed into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Cranberry Orange Topping

  1. Dice the dried cranberries, zest the orange, squeeze the orange juice and set these aside.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl.
  3. Put the butter into a large mixing bowl or kitchen mixer and beat until light and smooth.
  4. Continue beating, adding the icing sugar a spoon at a time.
  5. Add the ground almonds and orange juice and stir to combine.
  6. Spread the topping over the top and sides of the cold cake.
  7. Sprinkle the diced cranberries and orange zest over the top.