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Candied Winter Citrus Cake

Candied Winter Citrus Cake

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

Direction for the lemon cake:

2

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.

3

Pour into a well-greased 9-inch cake pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden and firm. Cool on a wire rack.

4

Direction for candied citrus:

5

Place the water and sugar and the vanilla pod leftover from making the vanilla custard in a large pan.  Stir together.

6

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.

7

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.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Christy
    December 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

    So festive looking for the holidays! Looks like a great gift idea, or special celebration cake!

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    Christiane Potts
    December 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.

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    Anonymous
    December 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!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    December 19, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Stunning and the citrus on the top is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing another amazing entry!

  • Reply
    Amalia
    December 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 🙂

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