Christmas Recipes

Almond Cake


1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. farina
6 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. cake flour (7/8 c. sifted flour)
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 c. milk
1 c. grated almonds

3 c. water
2 c. sugar
2 lemon slices


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9x13" pan. Beat butter with sugar until light and creamy. Gradually blend in farina. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Sift flour with baking powder. Alternating, add flour and milk, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in almonds. Pour into pan and smooth. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile combine syrup ingredients and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Boil 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
Prick cake with sharp knife. Spoon strup over cake. Let cool completely. Cut into diamond shape. Can be dressed with whipped cream and strawberries.

Makes 10-12 Servings

Added On: 2007-05-26
Submitted By: Staff
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Cake ¬ Dessert ¬ Greek

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