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Spanish Almond cake

Bernie Howden

For Snack / Other ( Cakes, Gluten Free )


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30 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook

Serves 10


Spanish (Gluten free) Almond cake


1/2 lb whole almonds, blanched.
6 large eggs.
1 and 1/4 cups of caster sugar.
Grated zest of 1 orange.
Grated zest of 1 lemon.
4 drops of almond extract .
Icing sugar for dusting.


1 finely grind the almonds in a food processor.
2 With an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks with the sugar to a smooth pale cream.
3 Beat in the zest's and almond extract, add the ground almonds and mix well.
4 With clean beaters, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form, fold into the egg and almond mixture, the almond mix will be very stiff so you need to turn over quite a bit into the egg whites.
5 Grease an 11 ins spring form tin, non stick if possible,line base with butter and dust in flour, pour in the cake batter, and bake in a preheated oven 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 40 minutes, or until it feels firm to the touch, let it cool before turning out.
6 Just before serving, dust the cake with icing sugar and if you want cut out a St James cross and place in the middle of the cake, then remove the cut out.


You can see the cross on top of the cake.


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