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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Green almond cake

How to make Green almond cake recipe - Preparation time: approx. 30 minutes (plus baking time)

For 15 slices

For the cake mix:
120 g ground almonds
100 g ground pistachios
1 vanilla pod
grated zest of 1 untreated lemon
260 g butter
240 g sugar
4 eggs
40 g flour
butter for the baking tin

For the pistachio crust:
juice and zest of 1 untreated lemon
60 g chopped pistachios
50 g icing sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 150 °C (Gas Mark 2) and grease a baking tin (30 cm in length) with butter. Mix the ground almonds with the ground pistachios. Cut open the vanilla pod and scrape out the pulp. Then, fold in the vanilla pulp and lemon zest into the nut mixture.

Cream the softened butter with the sugar and gradually add the eggs singly. Mix with the nut mixture, sieve in the flour and stir carefully. Turn the mixture into the baking tin, level the top and bake for approx. 1 hour. Test with a cocktail stick to see if the cake is ready. Leave to cool in the tin and then turn out.

For the pistachio crust, mix the lemon juice with the sugar and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Then add the lemon zest and pistachios and spread the mixture over the cake.

Green almond cake recipe
Green almond cake recipe
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