Preserved Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

¼ cup toasted almonds
1 cup sugar
6 oz. almond paste
2 orange slices plus 3 Tbs. syrup
1 cup butter, room temperature
5 eggs
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
¾ cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
6 orange slices
chestnut honey

In food processor, mix almonds, sugar, almond paste, kumquats, syrup, until finely ground.  Add butter, vanilla until incorporated.  Add eggs until batter is smooth.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Mix until just combined .

Pour into buttered and floured springform pan.  Place orange slices on top of butter.

Bake at 325 degrees for one hour or until toothpick is dry when inserted.

Powdered sugar/chestnut honey

Buon appetito! copyright 2011 Alisa Barry

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