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Portuguese Almond Cake Recipe
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Portuguese Almond Cake Recipe

Portuguese Almond Cake Recipe

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1 cup all-purpose flour3⁄4 cup granulated sugar1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda1⁄4 teaspoon salt1 egg1⁄2 cup buttermilk1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract1⁄3 cup melted butter, cooled to room temperature2⁄3 cup sliced almondsHot Almond Syrup3⁄4 cup granulated sugar6 tablespoons water1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
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    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    3. Beat egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract together until smooth. Stir in melted butter.
    4. Add flour mixture and mix with spoon until nearly smooth.
    5. Turn into a buttered 9" springform pan.
    6. Bake until center of cake springs back when lightly touched, about 35 minutes.
    7. Remove from oven.
    8. While is hot, cover top with sliced almonds.
    9. Slowly pour Hot Almond Syrup even over, letting syrup soak into cake.
    10. Broil about 6" from heat until almonds are lightly toasted.
    11. Cool on rack 15 minutes.
    12. Using knife or spatula, loosen sides between pan and cake, then cool completely before releasing springform pan.
    13. Hot Almond Syrup: In 1-qt saucepan combine sugar and water.
    14. Boil until mixture reaches 220F on candy thermometer.
    15. Remove from heat and add almond extract; stir well.


    Recipe & Photo Credit: Sage, Food.com *


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