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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

5 comments:

littlemisspotato said...

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

:D

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.