Almond Puff Cake

    1 hour 10 mins

    This is a great cake that goes great with anything.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (110g) butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/4 cup (40g) blanched slivered almonds
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 cups thickened cream (heavy whipping cream)
    • 1 cup (125g) icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
    2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, salt, water and almonds. Bring to a boil and stir in flour, all at once, stirring vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Transfer dough to a pastry bag with a number 8 star tip, and pipe pastry in an 20cm (8-inch) ring, 2.5cm (one inch) wide, on a baking tray.
    3. Bake 50 minutes, or until puffed, set and golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
    4. While pastry is baking, combine cream, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts in a medium bowl and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and whip with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
    5. Split cooled ring in half lengthwise using a sharp knife. Scoop out any soft dough. Place bottom half on serving plate, and fill with whipped cream. Place other half of ring on top, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

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    These were so amazing! I loved them and they were a massive hit at the President's party!  -  07 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)