Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Almond cake



This is a luscious almond cake, and if you happen to be an almond lover, then you will love this! It is quick to make and, most of all, really delicious! The frosting can be replaced by any other, but in this case I have used the yolks I didn't need for the cake.


For the cake:
1 cup (250 gr) sugar
1 cup (250 gr) peeled and ground almonds
1 tablespoon wheat flour 

6 egg whites 
Port wine to taste
For the frosting:
1+1/2 cup (300 gr) sugar
6 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
1.5 dl water

Add the flour, sugar and almonds. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until firm. Add them carefully to the almond misture and pour it into a greased rectangular baking pan, lined with parchment paper. Bake the cake in moderate oven for + - 30 minutes (you might want to check).
Once cooked cut the cake in half and sprinkle both sides with a little port wine. Fill one of the parties with the soft eggs and put them together. Put the rest of it on top. For the custard: In a saucepan, combine water and sugar. Cover and let it boil, then remove the cover and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the egg yolks and beaten eggs quickly. Bring back to boil to thicken. Remove from heat and beat with sticks and wire.

Source: Recipe from here.


  1. Oh my! This almond cake looks so lovely!

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