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Santiago Cake

Santiago Cake

Santiago cake (or Torta de Santiago) has a lovely moist texture. It is made with almonds and lemon and contains no butter or flour.

This Spanish speciality from Galicia is still often decorated with the cross of St James.

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Last modified on: April 24th 2016

For 1 cake, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
22 min.30 min.52 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #1 Put into a food-mixer bowl: 250 g ground almonds, 240 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and the zest of 1 lemon.
Stage 2
5 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #2 Add 4 eggs.
Stage 3
4 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #3 Beat with the whisk attachment on low speed until the mixture is evenly mixed.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
Stage 4
2 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #4 Pour into a tin or mould.

Note: if your tin is not non-stick, loose-bottomed or spring-form, butter the inside and, to make turning out easier, line the bottom with a circle of cooking parchment.
Stage 5
30 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #5 Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Leave to cool completely in the tin before turning out.
Stage 6
5 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #6 To add the decorative finishing touch, make a stencil in the shape of a St James cross (examples are easy to find on the internet).
Stage 7
1 min.
Santiago Cake : Photo of step #7 Place the stencil over the centre of the cake after it has cooled and dust with icing sugar.

Remarks

You can use cinnamon instead of vanilla sugar if you prefer the flavour.

Nutritional information

% 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 : 6.50 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe by Cuisine actuelle.
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