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

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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


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Toasted almond cake : Photo of step #1
Roast 100 g whole almonds:

Preheat oven to 240°C or 464°F and put almonds on a baking sheet.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Put them in the oven for about 5 minutes, until they are dried and lightly browned. They become crunchier, and develop a different flavour.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Remove from oven, allow to cool, and chop roughly with a large knife. Set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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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.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Mix on medium speed for a few minutes.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Add 3 eggs, then sieve onto mixture 150 g flour and ½ sachet baking powder.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Mix on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and soft.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Take ¼ of mixture from bowl.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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To this add 20 g powdered cocoa and 4 tablespoons milk.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Mix until nice and chocolatey, then add 2/3 of the almonds.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Add the remaining almonds to the plain mixture.

It's normal to have far more "yellow" than "brown" mixture.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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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.

Stage 13 - 1 hour
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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.
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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,260 Kcal or 13,649 Kj60 gr350 gr183 gr
163 %23 %33 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
398 Kcal or 1,666 Kj7 gr43 gr22 gr
20 %3 %4 %3 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,260 Kcal or 13,649 Kj60 gr350 gr183 gr
163 %23 %33 %28 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Egg, Milk, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 3.96 €

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Source
Home made from a Gaston Lenôtre recipe.
This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond dacquoise, Pistachio "Financiers", Financier batter, Jam doughnuts, Croute à thé, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Sauce Normande (for fish), Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits, Fillets of sole meunière, Peanut rolls, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crisp apricot and pistachio tart, Beurre d'escargot, Plum and hazelnut crumble, How to fry eggs well, Spinach and Comté Loaf, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Kugelhof for Nanou, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Apple Batter Puddings, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Chocolate mendiants, ... All
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