Preheat oven at 180C. Grease and line a 5 inch round baking tin with parchment paper.
Zest the orange and then juice it. Revel in the aroma a bit, these are the times for small joys I guess. The times where we literally should stop and smell the roses or well oranges ;)
Sift all the dry ingredients and keep aside. I like to sift my ingredients more than once. Especially at times like these when we are baking for therapy more than anything really.
Using an electric hand blender cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add in the egg and beat well. Add the orange zest and mix gently.
Fold in half of the dry mix followed by half the orange juice. Continue with the rest of the dry mix and the orange juice.
Pour the batter into a prepared pan. Top it with flaked almonds and bake for 12-15 mins. Do a skewer/toothpick test to figure if it is really done. Let it cool before you slice. That is if you can!