Fennel & orange cake

Fennel & orange cake

Fennel is surprisingly delicious paired with citrus in cakes, and creates a result very similar to the perennially popular carrot cake.

    • Serves12
    • CourseCake
    • Prepare30 mins
    • Cook1 hr 30 mins
    • Total time2 hrs

    Ingredients

    • 350g fennel, coarsely grated
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 250g spelt four
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 200ml rapeseed oil
    • 4 large eggs
    • 60g mixed peel
    • 75g walnuts, roughly chopped, plus extra, fnely chopped, to decorate
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 3 tsp fennel seeds, toasted and crushed
    • 3 small oranges (scrubbed), zest and 2 tbsp juice
    • 340g soft cheese
    • 175g icing sugar, sifted