There is a lot to like about this blood orange syrup cake recipe. For a start, it is perfect for citrus lovers. It is also incredibly versatile!
Generally speaking, you’ll find blood oranges at your greengrocer between August and October, so if you find yourself faced with this recipe out of season, you can substitute blood oranges for other types of orange. You can also change the cinnamon in the syrup to cardamom or cloves to give it a more exotic flavour, or use vanilla and keep it simple. If you don’t have almond meal, use pistachios.
This cake is delicious served warm, with a dollop of cream and/or ice cream. It is also a lovely treat if being served at room temperature with a cuppa.
FOR THE SYRUP