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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

~My Birthday Cake~

Even though my Birthday was quite a few weeks back now I feel like I have to blog  the delicious cake and recipe which I need to save here just in case it enters the World of Lost Recipes one day.

Introducing Flourless Almond Cake
Recipe given to me by Anne (no blog) some years ago now and it is well and truly used

I found this French Caster Sugar sourced from Champagne-Ardenne which was really sparkly (above and below) and whipped up beautifully. 
For information on French Caster Sugar go over here 

All stirred and whipped ready for the oven

And about ready to blow out the candles
Hip Hip Hooray

Note.....wearing Fat Quarter in hair by Anni Downs (range 'Kiss Under the Mistletoe')
I find fat 1/4's easier to wear than regular headbands as I usually have one to match
I just go to my stash lol!!!


Anne's Flourless Almond Cake

Mod oven 170c for 40 minutes
25cm Spring Tin

8 Egg Whites/Yolks
1 C Caster Sugar
200g Almond Meal or Ground Hazelnuts
Flaked Almonds
Icing Sugar for dusting


Grease Tin
Whisk Egg Whites
Add Sugar and Vanilla
Gently fold in Yolks then Almond Meal
Sprinkle Flaked Almonds
Bake and then dust with Icing Sugar

Thanks so much Anne, I love this is a real favourite!!!

Bon Appetit......Dzintra


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Isn't that amazing that you can make such a lovely dessert sans flour? I recently came across a great recipe as well on one of my FAVORITE food blogs, SUGAR ET AL...go visit Sonali (she's in your country!) and see her flourless chocolate cake!

Happy belated birthday dear friend! Anita

Anonymous said...

Hi Dzintra I love that pic of you,and Thankyou for sharing your lovely cake recipe hope you have a lovely evening my friend xx

KimM said...

Wow - does that cake look GOOD!!!! Happy belated birthday! Love your headband, by the way....

Susan said...

Happy belated birthday, that is a yummy looking cake. Funny to choose a fq to match your outfit.

Fiona said...

That sounds just delicious. what do you do with your left over egg yolks? I love your great way of using the fat quarters and getting matching headbands. they look fantastic too!

kiwikid said...

Happy belated birthday! Your cake looks and sounds amazing. Lovely photo of you.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I know I'm really, really late to the party but Happy Birthday to You!!! that cake sounds so delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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