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Sumptuous orange and almond cakes: a moist and tasty treat to start your week

Sumptuous orange and almond cakes: a moist and tasty treat to start your week

Start your week with these delicious orange and almond cakes, a recipe that promises a delicious burst of citrus and the nutty richness of almonds in every bite. These cakes are incredibly moist and full of flavor, making them a perfect treat any time of day. With a simple yet elegant combination of ingredients, these mini cakes are sure to become a new favorite for casual and special occasions.

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Why you'll love it:

The unique blend of orange juice, zest and almond flour not only gives these cakes a wonderfully moist texture, but also creates a depth of flavor that is both refreshing and comforting. These cakes are easy to make and even easier to love, with their light, airy texture and a subtle balance of sweet and tart notes. They're the perfect size for a quick snack or light dessert, and their delicious aroma will fill your kitchen with warmth.

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Perfect occasion:

These orange and almond cakes are ideal for a leisurely breakfast, brunch or as a sweet treat to enjoy with your afternoon tea or coffee. They are also perfect for packing in lunch boxes as a special treat or serving at a family gathering where their individual size makes them easy for guests to enjoy.

Decorating Tips:

For a touch of elegance, sprinkle the tops of these cakes with powdered sugar or a light icing made with powdered sugar and orange juice. Garnishing with a few almond slivers or a small orange slice can enhance their visual appeal and add an extra pop of flavor. Displaying them on a beautiful cake stand alongside fresh orange slices can make them even more inviting.

Ingredients:

  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 100g of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g all-purpose flour
  • 50g almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 80 ml of milk
  • 80 ml orange juice
  • The zest of 1 orange

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. In a bowl, combine all-purpose flour, almond flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder. Put aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix the milk and orange juice. Put aside.
  4. In a mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and orange zest until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated.
  6. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk-orange juice mixture to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined.
  7. Pour the batter into muffin tins, filling each only two-thirds full to allow room for rising.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy these delicious orange and almond cakes, a simple but elegant treat, perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to your week!

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