Chris Bath’s Orange & Almond Cake with Orange Cardamom Sauce


3 oranges

9 eggs

560g almond meal

375g white sugar

1.5 tsp baking powder


Orange Cardamom Sauce

400ml freshly squeezed orange juice

80g glucose

50g white sugar

4g cardamom seeds


Boil oranges whole for an hour, deseed if needed and blend (with skin on) until pureed.

Whisk egg and sugar until half thick (or whack in food processor if you couldn’t be bothered), then add almond meal and baking powder and stir gently with a spatula to combine.

Add orange puree. Pour mixture into round tin and bake in oven for 40 minutes at 150ºC.

For the sauce, put all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to the boil then simmer until thick. Serve warm with cake and good yoghurt.

*Recipe courtesy of Uma Ubud in Bali. The chef kindly passed it on when I ate it almost every day we stayed there!

*Stock image.