French almond cake

French almond cake

Total: 1 hr 30 Min. | Active: 30 Min.
Nutritional value / piece: 445 kcal
, Fat: 24 g
, Carbohydrate: 46 g
, Protein: 7 g


12 pieces


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Cake mixture

200g butter, soft
200g sugar
1pinch salt
4 eggs
2 organic oranges, use grated zest and juice
2tbsp orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau)
200g white flour
150g shelled ground almonds
1tsp baking powder


150g icing sugar
2tbsp orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau)
2tbsp water
20g flaked almonds, toasted
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One loaf tin (approx. 30 cm), lined with baking paper

How it's done

Cake mixture

Place the butter in a bowl, whisk in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to whisk until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Stir in the orange zest, juice and orange liqueur. Mix the flour, almonds and baking powder, stir into the mixture. Transfer the cake mixture to the prepared tin.

To bake

Approx. 1 hr. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a rack.


Combine the icing sugar with the orange liqueur and water, spread on top of the cake, sprinkle with flaked almonds.

Good to know
Shelf life: Wrap in cling film and keep in the fridge for approx. 3 days.

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