Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Almond Cake with Orange Marmalade

A year back, I made my first tart, Bakewell Tart. Everyone loved it especially the almond frangipane layer, which was almost like a sponge cake. I kept thinking about making the tart again, but then it didn't happen for a long time. Now when my friend Sobha's birthday came, I knew the time was right. But this time I didn't make the tart, but a cake made of the frangipane. And I'm calling it as Almond Cake. I even spread orange marmalade between the layers. And it was DELICIOUS ! :-)

Recipe inspired from Bakewell Tart

For the Cake:
Unsalted Butter - 250g
Icing Sugar - 250g
Eggs - 6
Ground Almonds - 250g
All purpose Flour - 60g
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Orange Marmalade to spread between the cake layers

For the Icing:
Heavy whipping cream - 250 ml
Icing sugar - 2-3 tbsp
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Butter and flour two 9 inch round pans
  • Cream butter and sugar together for about a minute or until the mixture is pale yellow in colour and very fluffy. 
  • Scrape down the side of the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. The batter may appear to curdle. 
  • Now add vanilla extract and mix for about another 30 seconds and scrape down the sides again. 
  • Spoon in the ground nuts and the flour to the mix.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pans and bake for about 30-40 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. 
  •  Allow to cool.
  •  Whip the cream with the sugar until it's thick.
How to assemble:
  •  Place the first cake and spread Orange Marmalade.You can go as thick or thin as you want.
  • Place the second cake and spread the whipped cream over the cake.
  • Spread it evenly on top of the cake and also on the side.
  • Decorate with orange slices


littlemisspotato said...

It is SO WARM where I am today! This looks like the perfect sweet summertime treat.


thelittlecrumbs said...

This looks soo good!!

thelittlecrumbs said...

This looks soo good!!

SweetsSuccessBaking said...

Beautiful presentation. Looks too good to eat.

Katerina said...

Such a beautiful treat. The almonds and the oranges slices must have matched greatly together.