Excellent recipe. Well written. This cake turned out so delicious. My family thought it came from a bakery. I didn't have caster sugar so I ground the granulated sugar in the Blendtec. I cooked it at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 8 minutes. I used almond slices and completely lined the pan on the generous amounts of butter. Setting the pan in the fridge made the difference. Thanks for this recipe.
My mum says this is the best cake I've made off Recipezaar until now...and I have to say she's proably right! I did make a few changes though : I didn't have whole blanched almonds so I scattered slivered almonds in the bottom of the tin; I also substituted some of the sugar for vanilla sugar as I didn't have any essence. Thanks for posting the recipe : I'll definitely be making it again!