Italian Almond Cake Recipe

Italian Almond Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 20 cm/8 in cake

1 egg
150 ml/0.25 pt milk
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp almond essence (extract)

45 ml/3 tbsp butter, melted
350 g/12 oz/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
100 g/4 oz/0.5 cup caster (superfine) sugar
10 ml/2 tsp baking powder
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp salt
1 egg white
100 g/4 oz/1 cup almonds, chopped

Method:

Beat the egg in a bowl, then gradually add the milk, almond essence and melted butter, beating all the time. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and continue mixing until smooth. Spoon in to a greased and lined 20 cm/8 in cake tin (pan). Whisk the egg white until frothy, then brush generously over the top of the cake and sprinkle with the almonds. Bake in a preheated oven at 220C/425F/gas mark 7 for 25 minutes until golden brown and springy to the touch.

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