Orange, Cardamom and Almond Cake

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The Secret of Spice: Recipes and ideas to help you live longer, look younger and feel your very best

By Tonia Buxton

Published 2019

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When I bake this cake, the kitchen fills with the warming smell of cardamom. I serve it on its own or with Greek yogurt that I have mixed with icing sugar and rosewater to make it even more aromatic.


  • zest and juice of 2 large oranges
  • 250 g dried pitted dates, chopped
  • 200


Preheat the oven to 140°C/275°F/Gas Mark 1. Line the base of a 21cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking paper.

Set aside 2 tbsp of the orange juice and a little of the zest, then place the rest in a small saucepan with the dates and heat for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and