Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lemon and almond cake recipe

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The home of Tasty Food Recipes invites you to try Lemon and almond cake recipe  . Enjoy my collection of delicious food recipes and learn how to make Lemon and almond cake .

Preparation Time
30 - 40 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 8)
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
100g packet ground almonds (almond meal)
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup olive oil
2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced
1/4 cup whole blanched almonds
Lemon syrup
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 lemon, juiced

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 5cm deep, 18cm square (base) cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang.

Combine flour, ground almonds and sugar in a large bowl. Beat eggs, oil, lemon rind and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a jug. Add to flour mixture and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into pan. Arrange blanched almonds on top. Bake cake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Make lemon syrup Combine sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium and bring to the boil. Boil gently for 3 minutes.

While cake is still warm in pan, pierce top between almonds using a bamboo skewer. Drizzle with lemon syrup. Allow cake to cool completely in pan. Cut into slices and serve.

Variation: You can substitute orange or lime for the lemon in this recipe.

Super Food Ideas - November 2005, Page 98
Recipe by Dixie Elliott

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