Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups 186g / 6.6oz Blanched almonds

  2. 3 tablespoons 45ml Butter

  3. 2/3 cup 131g / 4.6oz Sugar

  4. 6 Eggs

  5. Grated rind of 1 lemon

  6. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Powdered cinnamon

  7. 1/4 cup 49g / 1.7oz Sugar - for topping

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.

  2. Mix butter with sugar and cinnamon. Separately, beat eggs with grated lemon rind until foamy. Grind almonds to fine paste in electric blender or mortar. Add all but 1/4 cup almonds and beaten eggs to butter and sugar mixture (reserve remaining almonds for topping). Mix only enough to blend well. Pour into 9-inch round cake pan which has been lightly buttered and sprinkled with flour.

  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in 425F oven. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and cake springs back if pressed with a finger. Invert cake until it cools before removing.

  4. Place cooled cake on cookie sheet, coat top of cake with the remaining ground almonds and 1/2 cup sugar, and place under broiler until topping forms a light crust. Do not allow sugar to caramelize: it should merely brown and harden slightly. The cake should be coarse-grained and of a rich yellow color.

  5. This recipe makes a high, round one-layer cake, 9-inches in diameter.


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