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.
29,8723.8/5 for 33 ratings
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Last modified on: April 24th 2016

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
22 min.30 min.52 min.
Keeping: 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.
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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.
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,974 Kcal or 12,452 Kj74 gr321 gr159 gr
149 %28 %30 %24 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
352 Kcal or 1,474 Kj9 gr38 gr19 gr
18 %3 %4 %3 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,974 Kcal or 12,452 Kj74 gr321 gr159 gr
149 %28 %30 %24 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Based on a recipe by Cuisine actuelle.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond dacquoise, Apple Strudel, Chocolate madeleines, Chocolate almond cookies, Amaretti, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pear charlotte, Jam doughnuts, Peach and verbena feuilleté, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Lemon and grated apple tart, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio tiramisu, Plum and almond panna cotta, Chantilly cream, Eton mess, Quince and apple compote, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Grandma Solange's biscuits, Leek and fresh tuna tart, Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake, Almond mug cake for Mary, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All

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