f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Flourless Almond Cake http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Flourless Almond Cake

Easy to make, with very few ingredients, this will become a favorite in your house.  The coconut sugar caramelizes over the sliced almonds to form a crunchy layer on top.  It is still is a bit early in the season for us to get strawberries, but, sliced strawberries make a wonderful accompaniment to this cake.  Dress it up any way you like or just enjoy it the way it is.  You will love it!

Flourless Almond Cake

3/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
1 1/4 Cup Almond Flour (divided use)
1 Cup plus 4 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar (you can use white sugar if you want)
1/2 tsp. Fresh Grated Orange Zest
6 large egg whites, room temperature

Line a cookie sheet with foil.  Put the almond flour on the cookie sheet in an even layer.  Toast in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden.  Remove and cool.  Toast the sliced almonds next for 5 minutes or until golden.  Remove and cool.  Reduce the temperature of the oven to 300.

Butter or spray an 8" spring form pan and dust using 1/4 of the almond flour.  Place the sliced Almonds in the bottom of the pan in an even layer.

Combine the remaining 1 cup of almond flour, 1 cup of the sugar and the orange zest in a bowl.  Stir to make sure the zest is evenly distributed throughout.   

Beat the egg whites in a deep glass bowl with the remaining 4 tbsp. of sugar to form a stiff meringue.  Carefully fold in the almond sugar combo.  Pour into pan and smooth the surface.  Bake in a 300 degree oven for 40 minutes or until set.  Remove and cool.  It will fall some in this process.  Remove it from the pan and eat!

Note:  I used coconut sugar because it does not raise you blood sugar levels the same as cane sugar.  It still is a sugar.  So while it is better than cane sugar, it still is not something you would want to eat on a daily basis.  Coconut sugar is also brown.  That does effect the color of what you put it in.  If you use cane sugar, the cake will come out somewhat lighter in color.

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