Almond Cake from Albufeira, Portugal

Recipe by Sageca
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract together until smooth. Stir in melted butter.
  • Add flour mixture and mix with spoon until nearly smooth.
  • Turn into a buttered 9" springform pan.
  • Bake until center of cake springs back when lightly touched, about 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • While is hot, cover top with sliced almonds.
  • Slowly pour Hot Almond Syrup even over, letting syrup soak into cake.
  • Broil about 6" from heat until almonds are lightly toasted.
  • Cool on rack 15 minutes.
  • Using knife or spatula, loosen sides between pan and cake, then cool completely before releasing springform pan.
  • Hot Almond Syrup: In 1-qt saucepan combine sugar and water.
  • Boil until mixture reaches 220F on candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and add almond extract; stir well.
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