a really simple, less than 10 ingredient cake
that is extremely delicious and moist
After some pretty devastating news last week -- my four-legged partner in crime Boston died from an erlichia infection -- I decided that it was high time for a pick-me-upper. Which is why tonight was a bake day.
I decided on a really simple, no-fuss recipe drawing inspiration from my Spanish roots. Thus the Torta de Santiago-- which is a Galician local dessert translated as "Cake of St. James" and served along the Camino de Santiago. The torta doesn't need much to make but is really delicious in flavor using very aromatic ingredients such as lemon zest, cinnamon and almonds. However, almonds aren't so readily available here in Legazpi and are quite expensive. Which is why I decided to substitute this with the indigenous and equally famous nut -- the pili.
250g blanched almonds (I used roasted pili instead)
melted butter to grease pan
1 lemon rind grated finely
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 c granulated sugar
Icing sugar to dust
Because I used roasted pili my torta is dark brown in color when the original is quite light. But in taste they are identical! The cake's texture is quite moist and light. Hubby says this is actually a very healthy cake utilizing ingredients that are high in protein but low in cholesterol. There isn't actually that much sugar in it as well.
So give in to your not-so-guilty pleasure and bake this simple cake!
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