Spruce Tip Almond Cake Recipe
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Recipe type: Foraging
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 10 people
 
Moist inside, crispy outside, this spruce tip almond cake is almost like eating a Christmas tree except it's much more palatable - actually really delicious without being overly sweet.
Ingredients
  • 250 g/ 9 oz butter, soft
  • 225 g/ 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g/ ¾ cup self-raising flour
  • 225 g/ 2¼ cups ground almonds
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 Tbsp spruce tip needles (from strained spruce tip syrup)
  • Spruce tip syrup (for drizzling on top at the end)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 180C/350F
  2. Mix butter, sugar, ground almonds, flour, almond extract, eggs and spruce tip needles in a bowl.
  3. Spoon mixture into long tea cake tin lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake in the oven until a toothpick comes out dry (40 - 45 minutes)
  5. As soon as the cake is out of then oven, generously drizzle with spruce tip syrup
  6. Leave outside to cool down to room temperature
  7. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!
Recipe by Frog Mom at https://frogmom.com/spruce-tip-almond-cake-recipe/