Eric Lanlard’s Orange Cake Recipe | #TBT

My Orange Cake is perfect for a summer picnic! Enjoy!


350g ground almonds
300g caster sugar
3 tsp baking powder
8 eggs
400ml sunflower oil
1 lemon
2 oranges (ideally Seville oranges)
2 tsp dried lavender

For the syrup:

100g golden caster sugar
1 pinch of cloves
2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or Gas mark 4.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground almonds, caster sugar and baking powder and mix well. Break in the eggs and add the oil, mixing gently.

3. Using a grater, grate the zest from the lemon and 2 oranges into the mixture (from step 2) and mix to incorporate.

4. Turn the cake mixture into a greased 20cm cake tin (make sure the base of the tin is lined with baking parchment!) and bake for 40 minutes to an hour.

Finishing Touches:

1. To make the syrup, squeeze the juice from the zested lemon and the oranges and place into a saucepan.

2. Add the golden caster sugar, cloves and cinnamon, mix and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.

3. Once your cake is baked, pierce several times with a skewer (or a small knife) and spoon the syrup over the cake, allowing the cake to soak up all the flavour!

Happy Baking!

Eric x