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Almond Cake with Bitter Almond Syrup
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Special Thanks to our member Μάνια Πολυχρονοπούλου for this delicious recipe!!!

For the syrup:

  • Combine the sugar, water, cognac, cinnamon stick and 3 lemon rinds in a saucepan.
  • Place saucepan over low heat. As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat. Add the sprig of rosemary and the juice from 1 lemon.
  • Set aside to cool completely.

For the almond cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Beat the eggs, sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and 1 teaspoon bitter almond extract in a mixer, until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave, for 1 minute set at 800 watts, making sure you do not burn it.
  • As soon as the mixture becomes fluffy, add the melted butter and beat for 10”.
  • Add the cognac, baking powder, ground almonds, breadcrumbs and 1 pinch of salt. Beat to combine.
  • Line a 20x30 cm spring form pan with parchment paper, letting the ends hang out. Grease with butter and add the batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and make little holes in the cake.
  • Pour the cool syrup over the cake.
  • Set it aside for 1 hour to let it soak up all of the syrup and serve the following day.

 

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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

482
Calories (kcal)
24 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

23.4
Total Fat (g)
33 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

10.2
Saturated Fat (g)
51 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

59.0
Total Carbs (g)
23 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

55.0
Sugars (g)
61 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.0
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.8
Fibre (g)
7 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.41
Sodium (g)
7 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.