Norwegian Almond Cake
It's been quite a semester--and it's almost coming to a close! Tomorrow is my last day of classes, and then we head straight into finals. I have been a bit MIA, but no worries I'm back and am bringing a lot of fun recipes for the winter! Winter is definitely my favorite time of year, as you can stay in and prepare a delicious meal with your friends and cozy up with a blanket and a delicious cup of tea. Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite almond cake recipe--perfect for the holidays or just a cold night in!
The Frosting Ingredients 5 egg yolks 2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup softened butter 1/2 cup heavy cream Procedure 1. Place a saucepan over low heat, and add the egg yolks and sugar, whisking them together. 2. Stir in the heavy cream until the mixture becomes really thick. (Bring the mixture to a near boil.) 3. Remove it from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature. I used an electric mixer to get rid of any lumps. 4. After it reaches room temperature, mix in the softened butter until you get rid of the lumps. 5. Set it in the fridge so it can get cold. The Cake Ingredients 5 egg whites 1 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar 2 cups almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Procedure 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and grease your baking pan (I used a round 9 inch form). 2. In a bowl, mix together the egg whites with an electric mixer until they become firm. 3. In a different bowl, mix together the almond meal, confectioners sugar, and the baking powder. 4. Fold the egg whites into the mixture. 5. Pour your batter into your baking pan. 6. Bake for 30 minutes! Your cake should spring back when you put your finger on it-it will also get a nice golden color.
Enjoy! And Happy Studying to everyone who is headed towards finals!
7. Let it cool down (and sit down and enjoy the scent of an almond cake). Once cool down , add the frosting!