This dreamy, light, aromatic, sugar-free and flourless cake, drenched in a honey-orange-gin syrup is so easy to make. Remember, buy the best ingredients and get  the best results! Serve with whipped cream or natural yoghurt, slices of fresh oranges and espresso – perfecto! Serves 10.

4 medium oranges
1.5 cups mild honey – I used raw, unfiltered Blue Gum honey from DoBee Honey
375g almond meal
4 eggs
3tsp baking powder

For the syrup-
1 orange, juice and zest
2tlb honey
2-3tlb gin
1/2tsp ground star anise

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 20cm cake tin then line with baking paper.

Boil oranges in a saucepan of water for about 1 – 1 ½ hours or until they are very soft. Allow oranges to cool a little then puree in a food processor until smooth.

Warm honey a little. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and honey together. Add oranges and mix well. Fold in sifted baking powder and almond meal and mix well.

Pour into cake tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

While cake is cooking, make the syrup. In a small saucepan combine orange juice and zest, honey and gin and bring to a frothy boil. Strain syrup and set aside.

Remove from oven and while hot poke a few little holes over top of cake using a skewer. Spoon syrup over cake. Let cake cool in tin then remove.