Almond Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4 ounces) unblanched or blanched whole almonds
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into several chunks and slightly softened
  • 1 tablespoon kirsch (optional)
  • 1/3 cup (1.5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
For crunchy almond crust (optional):
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 6 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

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