Italian Almond Sponge Cake
 
... submitted by butterflydog 
from ny, us 
 
1-2/3 cup  finely chopped blanched almonds
1 cup  plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
8   whole egg plus another 3 egg yolks
1-1/4 cup  plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  grated zest of 2 lemons
  powder sugar for garnish
 
this is a simple almond sponge cake which lends itself to be garnished 
or embellished as you desire. butter and flour a 10 inch springform 
pan. preheat oven to 350f. in a food processor combine the almonds and 
1/3 cup sugar and process until finely ground and set aside. beat the 8 
whole eggs and 3 egg yolks with remaining sugar until very thick and 
pale yellow. gradually add in the almond mixture, flour and lemon zest. 
spoon into the prepared pan. bake about 45 to 50 minutes or cake tested 
done in center with a wooden toothpick. remove frrm oven and let cool 
completely. release sides of pan and remove cake to a serving platter. 
dust with powder sugar, glaze if desired or serve with fresh fruit creme 
fraice or pached fruit. yield, one average sized cake to yield 8 to 10 
servings. cake may be fozen. note there is no baking powder in the 
recipe. 
 
 
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(ID: 1054) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Thu, Oct 27, 2005


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