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March 23, 2023

Citrus Syrup Cake

Citrus Cake

Every man should know how to cook a little, even if it is the perfect 3-course meal.  Its a very groovy thing to be able to cook a cake, then serve it up to visitors, whether that’s a date for the night or your mates are visiting.

So many thanks to Tanya Jackson, for sending us this recipe.  Keep an eye on the site, we might even feature it for you.


Citrus Syrup Cake                                                   By Tanya Jackson

Makes 1 cake                       

Preparation time: 45 minutes

  • 125g butter or margarine
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon or lime (1/2 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • ¼ cup buttermilk or milk


  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the rind.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix together flours and almonds.
  3. Blend flour mixture into creamed mixture alternatively with combined juices and buttermilk.
  4. Pour into a greased and lined 20cm round cake tin. Bake in a moderate oven (180c) for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. To prepare the syrup: place juice, sugar and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil.
  6. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes, without stirring.
  7. Pierce top of the cake in several places with a skewer.
  8. Pour syrup over hot cake in the tin. Allow cake to cool in the tin before removing. Serve with cream. Store in an airtight container.

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