Orange & Thyme Cake

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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orange & thyme cake

Originally I had a recipe for an orange and lavender cake, but aside from the fact I don't like lavender, I also had no idea where to get any unless I bought an entire plant. I therefore thought about what other herbs I could use instead, and thyme seemed like a good choice.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Makes: 10 servings

125g margarine
1 tsp thyme
35g Truvia sweetener (or 125g caster sugar)
4 eggs
200g self-raising white flour
50g ground almonds
100ml buttermilk
2 oranges


Pre-heat oven to 180 ༠C/ 160 ༠C fan/375 ༠F/5 Gas.

Zest and juice oranges.

orange & thyme cake

Cream margarine with sweetener.

orange & thyme cake, cake mix

Beat in eggs one at a time with a handful of flour each.

Fold in the remaining flour, ground almonds, buttermilk, orange juice, zest, and thyme.

orange & thyme cake, cake mix

Pour the cake mixture into a loaf tin and bake for one hour.

orange & thyme cake, slice

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