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A rich and rustic cake with a fresh, bright intensity

Tangerine-Almond Cake with Bay-Infused Syrup

1 hour and 10 minutes 20 minutes active plus cooling

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Tangerine-Almond Cake with Bay-Infused Syrup

This syrup-soaked cake had an incredibly moist, pleasantly dense texture, thanks in part to almond meal. Infusing the citrus syrup with bay leaves added an herbal note. We loved the unique flavor of tangerines in this cake, but if you can’t find them, substitute orange zest and juice. A wand-style grater was best for zesting the thin, delicate tangerine skin. If you don’t have an 8-inch-round cake pan, use a 9-inch pan and reduce the baking time to about 45 minutes.

8

Servings

Tip

Don’t invert the cake without the buttered parchment. The cake’s exterior is tacky and will easily stick to other surfaces, peeling off the crust and the almonds. Use parchment for the best presentation.

1 hour and 10 minutes

20 minutes active plus cooling

Reviews
Claudia C.
August 17, 2022
Delicious
Tastes wonderful. Not too thick or soft with not an overpowering lemon taste. Made with pantry staples.
Amy J.

You can’t go wrong when you serve this cake - everyone will love it because it is fantastic!

Adriana J.

I do not have an eight-inch pan. I have lots of other sizes but that. If I make this in a nine-inch pan I know it will be flatter. Do you suggest I increase the ingredients or decrease baking time? I can only assume that it would bake faster in a larger pan if the ingredients are kept the same.

Janelle C.

Hi Adriana,

As stated in the recipe description, "if you don’t have an 8-inch-round cake pan, use a 9-inch pan and reduce the baking time to about 45 minutes."

Best,
The Milk Street Team

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Graham Thomas W.

I just baked this - it's cooling right now and the smell is crazymaking. I can't wait to try it because it turned out just as gorgeous as the one in the recipe.

Svetlana M.

One of my favorite cakes. I make way more syrup, using the juice of at least one large orange and one lemon, and the bay leaf is a must.


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