Lemon & orange zest almoand cake

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Ingredients/ Method:
210g all purpose flour

20g corn flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

sift all the above ingredients
250g butter, softened
170g fine sugar 
170g whole eggs, at room temperature (about 3 eggs)
100ml freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 orange)
finely grated zests of 1 orange & 1 lemon

Almong flakes ( optional)

1) Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Prepare baking tins or lined cupcake moulds and set aside.
2) Grate the orange zest over sugar and rub them together. You will get orange-infused sugar, super nice!
3) In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and orange-infused sugar on medium high speed for about 5 mins until pale and fluffy.
4) Add beaten eggs to butter mixture in 6 additions, ensuring that each addition is well incorporated before adding the next addition.
5) Add 1/3rd of flour to the egg-butter mixture on low speed till well incorporated. Next add in half of orange juice to batter till well incorporated.
6) Add another 1/3rd of flour to the batter till well incorporated. Add the remaining orange juice and mix till well incorporated. Lastly add the remaining flour into the batter and mix till well incorporated.
7) Pour into the baking tin and spread evenly.

8) sprinkle almond flakes on top.
9) Bake for about 40-45 min at 170-170deg C.
10) Check doneness when skewer come out clean after inserted into cake.
11) Allow cake to cool completely on wire rack.

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