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Toasted almond cake

Toasted almond cake

A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.

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Last modified on: July 5th 2016

For 1 cake, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
57 min.1 hour 5 min.2 hours 2 min.
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Step by step recipe

1 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #1Roast 100 g whole almonds:

Preheat oven to 240°C or 464°F and put almonds on a baking sheet.
10 min.
2 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #2Put them in the oven for about 5 minutes, until they are dried and lightly browned. They become crunchier, and develop a different flavour. 5 min.
3 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #3Remove from oven, allow to cool, and chop roughly with a large knife. Set aside. 10 min.
4 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #4In the bowl of a mixer, put 125 g butter, cut in small pieces, then 10 g Vanilla sugar, then sieve (to remove any lumps) 200 g icing sugar on top. 5 min.
5 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #5Mix on medium speed for a few minutes. 3 min.
6 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #6Add 3 eggs, then sieve onto mixture 150 g flour and ½ sachet baking powder. 5 min.
7 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #7Mix on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and soft. 5 min.
8 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #8Take ¼ of mixture from bowl. 3 min.
9 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #9To this add 20 g powdered cocoa and 4 tablespoons milk. 3 min.
10 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #10Mix until nice and chocolatey, then add 2/3 of the almonds. 5 min.
11 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #11Add the remaining almonds to the plain mixture.

It's normal to have far more "yellow" than "brown" mixture.
3 min.
12 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #12Make the cake: put a yellow layer in the bottom of your mould, then a thinner brown layer, and so on, finishing with yellow layer on top. 5 min.
13 Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #13Reduce oven temperature to 200°C or 392°F, and cook cake for about one hour. Check cooking after 40 minutes.

Turn out while still warm and leave to cool on a wire rack.
1 hour

Remarks

For a prettier cake: when assembling the layers, put a yellow layer, then add 2 rolls of brown mixture with a forcing bag, then another yellow layer, etc.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
336065 gr349 gr189 gr
168 %25 %33 %29 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3958 gr41 gr22 gr
20 %3 %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 : 4.04 €

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Source: Home made from a Gaston Lenôtre recipe.
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