Almond cake

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis on. Posted in Deserts, Recipes

Almonds are my favorite nuts, and i always look for ways to use them.

¬†They are a perfect candy, especially if I mix them with other goodies like raisins and make a trail mix, the perfect snack for children, healthy and so affordable, one of those guilty free treats…

Here is my best recipe for almond cake, easy and fast, no complications, none.

A recipe that i cherish, because it always comes to my rescue and it makes me look and feel good!

almond-cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, natural
  • 1 cup almonds, ground
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Syrup

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp Amaretto Liquor

Place all ingredients in a heavy pan and boil 4-5 minutes. Let cool and use.

Icing

3-4 cups whipped cream, Maraschino cherries and crushed almonds (for decoration)220px-Almond_blossom02_aug_2007[1]

Here is how

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add yolks, sugar and almond extract gradually. Fold in dry ingredients gently.

Almonds and bread crumbs have to be very fine.

Butter two 9-inches round baking pans. Place parchment paper on bottom. Pour mixture in 2 pans and bake 15-20 minutes at 350 (test with toothpick to see if toothpick should come out clean).

Let cool for 10 minutes. Separate cake from sides. Add syrup and let cool.

Turn cakes over in a plate, remove parchment paper and ice cake with whipped cream. Decorate with .Maraschino cherries and almonds.

Litsa’s Tip

Make cake the day before you need it and refrigerate. It will be easier to cut and serve.

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Litsa Bolontzakis

Litsa Bolontzakis

Children's book and cookbook author Litsa Bolontzakis is an expert on Greek cooking and that culture's easy, simple way of life. Her desire is to help other families learn from her culture how to appreciate the simple things in life and grow to enjoy the seasons and the gifts they bring.

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