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French almond cake
30 m active | 1 h 30 m total
Nutrition facts per serving:
  • Energy in kcal about 445
  • Fat about 24g
  • Carbohydrates about 46g
  • Protein about 7g
This is needed
This is needed for 12 pieces
Cake mixture
  • 200 g butter, soft
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau)
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 organic oranges, use grated zest and juice
  • 150 g shelled ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g white flour
Icing
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 20 g flaked almonds, toasted
Tools
  • One loaf tin (approx. 30 cm), lined with baking paper
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And that's how it's done
And that's how it's done
Cake mixture
Place the butter in a bowl, whisk in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to whisk until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Stir in the orange zest, juice and orange liqueur. Mix the flour, almonds and baking powder, stir into the mixture. Transfer the cake mixture to the prepared tin.
To bake
Approx. 1 hr. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a rack.
Icing
Combine the icing sugar with the orange liqueur and water, spread on top of the cake, sprinkle with flaked almonds.