Candied Winter Citrus Cake
- Ingredients for lemon cake:
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 1/2 cup powdered meal
- 1 cup almond meal
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest
- 6 egg whites
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
- Ingredients for candied citrus:
- 4 cup of water
- 2 cup of sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 2 oranges
- 2 tangerines
- 2 lemons
Direction for the lemon cake:
Preheat oven to 350F. Place flour, powdered sugar, almond meal, lemon juice, and zest in a large bowl. Add egg whites and butter and mix well.
Pour into a well-greased 9-inch cake pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden and firm. Cool on a wire rack.
Direction for candied citrus:
Place the water and sugar and the vanilla pod leftover from making the vanilla custard in a large pan. Stir together.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Slice the fruit into thin slices, 1/8 to ¼-inch thick. Place the fruit into the sugar syrup and lower the heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. The fruit will be translucent when it is ready.
Transfer the slices to sheets of waxed paper or silicone mats and cool to room temperature. Decorate the cake with citrus slices and pour on the syrup just before serving.
ChristyDecember 19, 2011 at 1:14 am
So festive looking for the holidays! Looks like a great gift idea, or special celebration cake!
Christiane PottsDecember 19, 2011 at 2:14 am
The citrus on top of that cake is amazing. I can't imagine what the flavor combination in a slice would be but I'd sure love to try.
AnonymousDecember 19, 2011 at 4:27 am
Yelena, this is a terrific cake! I love the citrus element – it's so lovely and bright for the chill of winter. Happy Holidays to you & yours!
AnonymousDecember 19, 2011 at 4:33 am
Stunning and the citrus on the top is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing another amazing entry!
AmaliaDecember 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm
I can just imagine how amazing this tastes! I actually saw a recipe similar to this, and I really wanted to try it…I think I'm gonna now! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂