Almond Cake Or Torta De Almendra Recipe

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Almond Cake or "Torta de Almendra"

Deneece Gursky

By
@Smokeygirlxo

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend. I tweaked it a bit to my liking and am posting it for Carol since she requested it : ) Hope you like it Carol. It is not a sweet cake and you can simply dust it with powdered sugar, or use the liquor and sugar combo listed or you can drizzle a powdered sugar and almond extract glaze over it. Its a matter of taste.


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Ingredients

1 1/4 c flour
1 c sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 c milk
1/3 c butter
1 egg
2 t grated orange peel
1/4 c crushed almonds
1 t almond extract

TOPPING PRIOR TO BAKING

1/4 c sliced or slivered almonds

TOPPING AFTER BAKING

1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons orange liquor or almond liquor

IF YOU PREFER YOU CAN TOP THE CAKE WITH A SPRINKLE OF POWDERED SUGAR OR A DRIZZLE OF POWDERED SUGAR, MILK AND ORANGE OR ALMOND EXTRACT

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spray an 8x8 in square baking pan or a 9 in round baking pan with non stick cooking spray
2
In a large bowl on low speed beat all cake ingredients for about 30 seconds, then beat on high speed 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
3
Pour cake batter into spray pan and sprinkle with the sliced or slivered almonds. Then bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven
4
If using the sugar and liquor topping, sprinkle cake immediately with sugar and then drizzle on the liquor. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before removing from pan. If using the dusting of powdered sugar or the glaze, allow to cool for 15 minutes and then remove from pan and add your topping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Nuts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Almond