How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a 9" round cake pan OR springform pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt to thoroughly combine them.
  • Set aside.
  • Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk lightly to break yolks.
  • Add the sugar to the bowl and whisk it thoroughly in both directions for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the olive oil and whisk until the mixture is a bit lighter in color and has thickened slightly, about 45 seconds.
  • Whisk in the extracts and zest, followed by the orange juice.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Continue whisking until you have a smooth, emulsified batter, about 30 more seconds.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, rotating cake pan halfway through cooking time to ensure even browning.
  • The cake is done when it has begun to pull away from the sides of the pan, springs back lightly when touched and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Gently remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a rack.
  • While the cake cools, make the glaze.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a small heavy saucepan.
  • When bubbles subside lower the heat and watch butter carefully, swirling it in the pan occasionally to distribute the heat.
  • When the butter begins to turn a light tan color and smells slightly nutty, turn off the heat and let butter sit.
  • It will continue to darken as it sits.
  • While the butter cools sift the confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl.
  • Whisk in the milk until completely smooth but thick, then slowly whisk in the butter.
  • Taste the glaze and add drops of lemon juice to balance the sweetness to your liking.
  • Stir in the toasted almonds.
  • Spread the almonds and glaze onto the top and sides of the cake and let it sit until set and dry.

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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    I don't know where I'd be without my friends! Here's hoping you ALL love this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Looks and sounds divine! A beauty flag is coming your way!
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  • ambimom 9 years ago
    This one, I'm gonna try!
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  • joe1155 9 years ago
    Amazing again.
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