Saltine Cracker Cake

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5
    eggs, separated
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 20
    unsalted saltine crackers
  • 34
    cup almonds, toasted chopped
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 34
    cup apricot jam
  • 1
    cup crumbled macaroons
  • 12
    cup heavy whipping cream, for 1 cup whipped
  • 1
    dash salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat 5 egg yolks with sugar.
  • Place crackers in a plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin until crushed to fine crumbs.
  • Add to sugar mixture.
  • Add almonds, almond extract and salt and combine well.
  • In another bowl, beat 5 egg whites until stiff and glossy.
  • Fold into almond batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until cake tests done; check at 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • When cake is cool, remove sides of springform pan.
  • Spread top of cake with apricot jam and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.
  • Whip cream and spread over top of cake.
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