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Make an almond cake

Almond cake recipe
Serves 8-10

You will need...

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 125g plain flour
  • Icing sugar (to dust)

Method...

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin.
  2. Put the butter and caster sugar in a bowl. Use a handheld mixer to beat until light and fluffy.Almond cake 2
  3. Separate the eggs and set aside the egg whites – you will need these later. Add the egg yolks to the butter mixture and beat well to combine.
  4. Sift the flour into the mixture and stir to combine. Add the almonds and stir again.Almond cake recipe
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they make stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the cake mixture.Almond cake recipe
  6. Tip the cake mixture into your prepared tin and smooth the top with a spatula or knife.Almond cake recipe
  7. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool, then remove from the tin and dust with icing sugar.