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Almond macaroon cake

Almond macaroon cake

This is a cake version of an almond meringue, moister and denser in texture.

This cake can be eaten on its own or made smaller, like finger biscuits. It can also be used as the base in a boozy dessert, such as a framboisier.

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Last modified on: October 18th 2017

For 1 cake, you will need:

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How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.35 min.58 min.
Preservation: A few days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #1 Melt 40 g butter on low heat, then leave to cool.
Stage 2
4 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #2 Sieve into a bowl: 120 g caster sugar, 40 g ground almonds and 20 g flour. Mix well.
Stage 3
5 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #3 Beat 100 g egg white to stiff peak stage and add 1 tablespoon caster sugar at the end.
Stage 4
1 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #4 Tip the mixture from Step 2 into the beaten egg whites.
Stage 5
4 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #5 Fold in gently with a soft spatula, tipping the bowl on its side.

Don't overdo this - you need to keep the mixture as light and airy as possible.
Stage 6
3 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #6 Take out a little of the mixture (about 3 tablespoonsful) and put this into the pan with the melted butter, which should be alomst cold.

Mix well.
Stage 7
4 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #7 Pour this butter mixture into the bowl and fold in gently.

Mixing the butter in two stages like this helps to keep the mixture smooth and light without the butter causing it to "fall".
Stage 8
2 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #8 Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Put the mixture into a cake ring standing on a sheet of cooking parchment, or into a non-stick mould or tin.
Stage 9
30 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #9 Bake for 30 minutes.
Stage 10
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #10 Leave to cool in the tin. Be very careful when handling, as this macaroon cake is very fragile.

Remarks

You can vary the flavour of this cake by replacing some or all of the almonds with ground hazelnuts.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
118815 gr157 gr56 gr
59 %6 %15 %8 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3554 gr47 gr17 gr
18 %2 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 cake : 1.50 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: From Gaston Lenôtre.
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