Almond Cake

Almond Cake Recipe

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Ingredients

1 1/2 c
flour
4
egg yolks
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 lb
butter

FILLING INGREDIENTS

1/4 lb
butter
1 c
almonds, chopped
3/4 c
almonds, ground
2/3 c
sugar
3
eggs
1/4 c
cornstarch
1/2 tsp
baking powder
pinch
salt

How to Make Almond Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1FOR THE PASTRY: Combine pastry ingredients by hand or in a food processor to form a soft dough - Do not overmix.
  • 2Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 3Roll out and line an 11-or-12-inch pie or tart pan; prick the base and chill for 15-to-20 minutes.
  • 4Preheat oven to 375.
  • 5FOR THE FILLING: Heat 1/3 of the butter in a saute pan, add the chopped almonds and saute over medium heat until browned; cool.
  • 6Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan; cool.
  • 7Mix the ground almonds and sugar in a bowl and add the eggs one by one, beating after each addition until the mixture is light and thick.
  • 8Sift the cornstarch (or potato starch) with the baking powder and salt and fold into the almond mixture; fold in the melted butter - Do not overmix.
  • 9Pour the mixture into the tart shell and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the batter begins to set.
  • 10Quickly scatter the chopped almonds over the top in one even layer.
  • 11Return the tart to the oven and continue baking for 17-to-20 minutes or until the pastry is brown and the filling is firm.

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About Almond Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy