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What you need:

  • 75g/3 oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 75g/3 oz Butter
  • 150g/5 oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Grated Rind of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall's Almond Essence

For Decoration

  • 25g/1 oz Icing Sugar
  • 25g/1 oz Shamrock Flaked Almonds, toasted

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line an 18-20cm/7-8" 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 into 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 and scatter the toasted almonds over.
sicilian almond tart

Sicilian Almond Cake

Category

Cakes

Cook Time

30-40 mins

What you need:

  • 75g/3 oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 75g/3 oz Butter
  • 150g/5 oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Grated Rind of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall's Almond Essence

For Decoration

  • 25g/1 oz Icing Sugar
  • 25g/1 oz Shamrock Flaked Almonds, toasted

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line an 18-20cm/7-8" 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 into 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 and scatter the toasted almonds over.
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