KEFALONIA

Almond Cake

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Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 12 eggs
  • 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 8 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 vanilla
  • 1 shot brandy
  • lemon zest (one teaspoon)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • little butter for the pan

For the Syrup:

  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • a few cloves

Method

  1. Beat the sugar with the egg yolks.
  2. Whip the egg whites separately and make a meringue.
  3. In the mixture of egg yolks and sugar, pour and blend alternately, one tablespoon of almonds, meringue and breadcrumbs, until all the ingredients have been used.
  4. Then add the cinnamon, vanilla and lemon zest, followed by baking powder, brandy and ground cloves.
  5. Butter a baking pan, pour in the mixture and bake for 30 minutes at 180 °C.
  6. Prepare the syrup by boiling all the ingredients together.
  7. Wait for the syrup to cool down and then pour on the cake.

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