Recipe of the Week: Orange & Turmeric Cake

Posted By admin / 08/16/2016 / latest post / Comments are disabled

The Goolwafind Recipe of the Week is something sweet and healthy!

This Orange and Turmeric Cake is a little bit different and bloody delicious.

Perfect fare for the end of this frosty Goolwa winter. It has been a cold one down here in the Southern Fleurieu. Heaters have been turned up high and the cold winds and rain have been the order of the day. Too much for these old bones and I eagerly await the spring.

Turmeric as some of you might know has been hailed for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory qualities. You can drink it as a tea or add it to soups and curries. You can also grate into salads, but right now it is not the weather for salads. You can replace fresh turmeric with powdered turmeric if you cannot get the real stuff. In this recipe I would add a couple of heaped teaspoons of the powdered variety. The more the better, but you might like to start off with a conservative amount and increase as per taste.



  • 250g butter
  • 250g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g Greek yoghurt
  • 20g Turmeric finely grated
  • 200g Almond meal
  • 150g Polenta
  • 1 tsp Bicarb soda
  • 2 Oranges zested and juiced


Yoghurt Icing


  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • Orange zest to garnish


Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.

Line baking tin with paper, grease and coat with polenta.

In a mixing bowl cream butter & sugar until pale in colour.

Add one egg at a time & beat in. Add in yoghurt & turmeric, stir through. Add in almond meal, polenta & bicarb soda, fold through. Finally fold in zest & juice.

Bake for 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Cool on rack.

Mix yoghurt, icing sugar & spread over cake, sprinkle with zest.


I close my eyes and see you with a nice cup of tea, perhaps Earl Grey or Russian Caravan. Bone china and the gentle steam rising from that waiting vessel, as you bring it gently and cautiously to your lips. The cake is iced and sitting attractively on a platter or plate. A perfect slice has been removed to reveal the bright, but moist yellow interior. A cake spoon and fork lie entwined together in a sheet of white damask. Your mouth waters at the thought of tasting this freshly baked cake. The yoghurt icing will nicely complement the orange and turmeric within this special sweet. You are sharing this with someone close to you in Goolwa; it is a gift from your heart!