|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|57 min.||1 hour 5 min.||2 hours 2 min.|
|1||Roast 100 g whole almonds:
Preheat oven to 240°C or 464°F and put almonds on a baking sheet.
|2||Put 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||Remove from oven, allow to cool, and chop roughly with a large knife. Set aside.||10 min.|
|4||In 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||Mix on medium speed for a few minutes.||3 min.|
|6||Add 3 eggs, then sieve onto mixture 150 g flour and ½ sachet baking powder.||5 min.|
|7||Mix on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and soft.||5 min.|
|8||Take ¼ of mixture from bowl.||3 min.|
|9||To this add 20 g powdered cocoa and 4 tablespoons milk.||3 min.|
|10||Mix until nice and chocolatey, then add 2/3 of the almonds.||5 min.|
|11||Add the remaining almonds to the plain mixture.
It's normal to have far more "yellow" than "brown" mixture.
|12||Make 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||Reduce 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.
For 1 cake : 4.04 €
|Icing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Calissons, Royal icing, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Pink Reims biscuits, Arlesian Biscuits, ... All|
|Flour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Kouign-amann, Finger biscuits, Caribbean upside-down cake, Brioche dough, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, ... All|
|Butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Langoustine gratin, Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, Brioche Tatin, ... All|
|Whole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Praline rochers, Chocolate Truffles, Beetroot and fried chicken salad, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Kugelhof for Nanou, ... All|
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