Almond Cake

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 20 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
10
For the cake
150 grams
softened Butter
2
medium Eggs
100 grams
10 drops
75 grams
ground almonds
150 grams
1
heaped teaspoon Baking powder
40 grams
100 grams
To serve
coarse Sugar
Fat (and finely ground breadcrumbs for the baking pan)

Preparation steps

1.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (approximately 400°F). Grease an 800 milliliter (approximately 27-ounce) heart-shaped baking pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

2.

For the cake: Beat the softened butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and sugar and stir until creamy. Stir in the bitter almond oil and ground almonds then mix in the flour and baking powder until just combined.

3.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the surface and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly then remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. 

4.

To decorate the cake: Toast the sliced almonds in a dry frying pan and then pour out onto a plate to cool. Prepare the cake icing according to the package instructions then use to glaze the cake. Sprinkle the edges with toasted almonds. 

5.

Brush the rose petals with whisked egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Use to decorate the top of the heart cake.