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What you need:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 75g/3oz Butter
  • 150g/5oz Caster Sugar
  • Grated Rind of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g Packet Ground Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Essence

For Decoration

  • 25g/1oz Icing Sugar
  • 25g/1oz Toasted Flaked Almonds.

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line an 18/20cms/7/8inch sandwich tin.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and lemon rind until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in the eggs.
  3. Gently stir in alternate spoonfuls of flour and ground almonds, then stir in the almond essence.
  4. Transfer to prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake for about 30/40 minutes until risen and golden brown or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Leave to settle in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  6. Dust top of the cake with icing sugar, mark into slices, then, scatter the toasted almonds over.

Sicilian Almond Cake

Category

Cakes

Cook Time

40 mins

What you need:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 75g/3oz Butter
  • 150g/5oz Caster Sugar
  • Grated Rind of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g Packet Ground Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Essence

For Decoration

  • 25g/1oz Icing Sugar
  • 25g/1oz Toasted Flaked Almonds.

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line an 18/20cms/7/8inch sandwich tin.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and lemon rind until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in the eggs.
  3. Gently stir in alternate spoonfuls of flour and ground almonds, then stir in the almond essence.
  4. Transfer to prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake for about 30/40 minutes until risen and golden brown or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Leave to settle in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  6. Dust top of the cake with icing sugar, mark into slices, then, scatter the toasted almonds over.
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