2 oranges, sliced thinly
100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
60ml (1/4 cup) water
180g (1 1/3 cups) plain flour
50g (1/2 cup) ground almonds
tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
200g (1 cup) caster sugar
1 orange, zested
2tbsp orange juice
tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup veg oil
60ml (1/4 cup) runny plain yogurt (i used )
fist make the syrup. add caster sugar and water to a sauce pan, once simmering add in orange slices.
simmer for 10 minutes and then leave to cook slightly. preheat oven to 160c fan.
make the cake.
beat eggs and sugar together until light and airy. next add in vanilla, veg oil, zest of 1 orange, yogurt and orange juice and mix until well combined.
sift in all dry ingredients (flour, ground almonds, baking powder) into the wet and fold in until just combined.
in your 20cm lined cake tin, place/overlap syrup oranges to fill the bottom on the tin (keep remaining syrup). pour over cake mix and bake for 35-40 mins until a knife comes out clean.
once baked, brush over some of the remaining orange syrup
so that the cake is nice and moist. take out of the tin once cooled, flip over and enjoy!