Almond macaroon cake


Almond macaroon cake
This is a cake version of an almond meringue, moister and denser in texture.

This cake can be eaten on its own or made smaller, like finger biscuits. It can also be used as the base in a boozy dessert, such as a framboisier.
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

For 1 cake, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.35 min.58 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #1
Melt 40 g butter on low heat, then leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #2
Sieve into a bowl: 120 g caster sugar, 40 g ground almonds and 20 g flour. Mix well.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Beat 100 g egg white to stiff peak stage and add 1 tablespoon caster sugar at the end.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Tip the mixture from stage 2 into the beaten egg whites.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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Fold in gently with a soft spatula, tipping the bowl on its side.

Don't overdo this - you need to keep the mixture as light and airy as possible.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Take out a little of the mixture (about 3 tablespoonsful) and put this into the pan with the melted butter, which should be alomst cold.

Mix well.

Stage 7 - 4 min.
Almond macaroon cake : Photo of step #7
Pour this butter mixture into the bowl and fold in gently.

Mixing the butter in two stages like this helps to keep the mixture smooth and light without the butter causing it to "fall".

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Put the mixture into a cake ring standing on a sheet of cooking parchment, or into a non-stick mould or tin.

Stage 9 - 30 min.
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Bake for 30 minutes.

Stage 10
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Leave to cool in the tin. Be very careful when handling, as this macaroon cake is very fragile.
Remarks
You can vary the flavour of this cake by replacing some or all of the almonds with ground hazelnuts.
Keeping
A few days in an airtight tin.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,188 Kcal or 4,974 Kj15 gr157 gr56 gr
59 %6 %15 %8 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
355 Kcal or 1,486 Kj4 gr47 gr17 gr
18 %2 %4 %3 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,188 Kcal or 4,974 Kj15 gr157 gr56 gr
59 %6 %15 %8 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 1.50 €

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Source
From Gaston Lenôtre.
This recipe uses (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cherry clafoutis, Italian Meringue, Pogne de Romans, Fruit crémeux, Apple Tatin Terrine, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry sorbet, Chocolate madeleines, Pistachio madeleines, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Peach and verbena feuilleté, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Apple Tatin Terrine, Beurre blanc sauce, Mackerel rillettes, Layered Leek and Egg Gratin , ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Amandier (gluten-free almond cake), Succès praliné (praline meringue), Macaronade mixture, Blackcurrant-almond muffins, Nanou's chocolate cake, ... All
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