Orange Almond Cake

Posted by francis keyser Friday, July 22, 2011
Taste Level: VG
Cost: $20 and under
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Difficulty: 1

Zo adapted this Orange Almond cake from Tastes of Italia Magazine.  Enjoy!

Cake
4 eggs (separated)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped almonds (toasted)
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp fresh grated orange zest
1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 in springform pan and dust with flour, tapping out excess.

Cake 
In a large bowl, beat together egg yolks and both sugars until well mixed and almost foamy. Add almonds, flour, baking powder, and orange zest.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the orange juice and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into egg yolk mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn out of pan and place on a wire rack.

Icing
Combine all ingredients. Drizzle over top and sides of cake.

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