Spanish Orange-Almond Cake (Torta De Almendra)

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is a Spanish cake recipe that's really easy to make. It's a really nice quick dessert.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
9
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour or cake flour
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1/3 c
    shortening
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 2 tsp
    grated orange peel
  • 1/4 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange liqueur (grand marnier, triple sec, etc)

How to Make Spanish Orange-Almond Cake (Torta De Almendra)

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round (or 9x9 square) baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat for 30 seconds on low speed all ingredients (except the almonds, 1 Tbsp sugar and liqueur). Then beat on high for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle almonds on top of cake batter.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes for round pan or 45 minutes for square pan, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp sugar on surface of the hot cake. Then drizzle the orange liqueur over cake surface and let it absorb into the cake. Cool completely before slicing.

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About Spanish Orange-Almond Cake (Torta De Almendra)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Spanish



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