Saturday evening splurge - Spanish Orange Cake

lemma1968

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S: 14st4lb C: 12st3lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: 2st1lb(14.5%)
I have just made this. Its in the oven as we speak. It was very easy although i have not made the syrup as I had no arrowroot.

But looks and smells lush.

Fingers crossed its as yummy as it smells. Don't know what i am going to serve it with though. I shall be good and only have one small....'ish piece :p

I shall report back when its cooked and cooled and devoured! :)

I made this to make me feel better and take my mind off work cos i am soooooooper stressed at the mo. Must be better than trying valium.
 
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lemma1968

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S: 14st4lb C: 12st3lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: 2st1lb(14.5%)
I'm not sure it will be pretty enough for photos but we shall see.
I have just taken it out of the oven and it is cooling. Torture. It smells yummy. :drool:

Now i suppose i could have it with some low fat custard.....hmmmm
 

pizzle84

I will do this!!!
Looks lovely. Whats it taste like?
 

lemma1968

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S: 14st4lb C: 12st3lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: 2st1lb(14.5%)
It tasted quite nice actually. Not quite as light and fluffy as i would prefer for a sponge cake but not half bad. My hubby loved it.

I'm going to freeze some pieces and defrost a piece each day for work.

I am hoping this will stop me reaching for something else bad cos i am struggling at the mo tbh.
 

Happy Holidays

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It looked so yummy & moist. how many syns per portion?
 

lemma1968

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S: 14st4lb C: 12st3lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: 2st1lb(14.5%)
4syns a piece. Cake makes 12 portions x
 

HellieCopter

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S: 11st3.0lb C: 11st7.0lb G: 9st7.0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: -0st4lb(-2.55%)
I made this last week during the snowy days when I was craving cake! I didn't have arrowroot either, but made a syrup using squeezed oranges and sweetener and reducing it down. Oh...it was LUSH! The cake is really simple to make and IMO the syrup really makes it. It's more like a dessert cake than a traditional sponge - it's dense, not light and the syrup is great as it really makes it moist and sticky.

I thought 12 was a bit stingy, so I cut it into 8 instead lol!

Nice to see someone else liked it too :)
 

Wendyuk

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S: 13st4lb C: 12st9lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.7 Loss: 0st9lb(4.84%)
Oh wow that looks lovely and I'm not even a sweet tooth! Might try it for my family tho just so I can taste a bit!

Wendy
 

Crazyfool

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S: 11st6lb C: 11st6lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Oh I might try this , I love orange cake . I better add arrowroot to the shopping list .
 

ukmonkey2002

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S: 13st0lb C: 11st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 1st11lb(13.74%)
mmm looks yummy wish I was better in the kitchen:eek:
 

knitter

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S: 13st11lb C: 11st9lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 27.1 Loss: 2st2lb(15.54%)
I was thinking of making this. May have a go now after reading comments.
 

StephCracknell

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S: 13st0lb C: 12st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29.6 Loss: 0st4lb(2.2%)
Can anyone please let me know where this recipe is? I just searched the recipe section and spanish orange cake didn't come up xx
 

HellieCopter

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S: 11st3.0lb C: 11st7.0lb G: 9st7.0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: -0st4lb(-2.55%)
Log into lifeline online and go to the ‘eat and slim’ section (the green tab) and it’s the featured recipe that comes up – before you click through to the calculator or recipe archive.
HTH?
 




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