tarta mandel 9

One day this past week, I had a long discussion with some friends about cake. Naturally, we all ended up craving it. After a little thought, I determined exactly the kind of cake I wanted: an almond torte served at IKEA’s cafeteria. It required a few minute’s research, but I learned the name and found a recipe (here) that seemed like it would be simple and yield the results I wanted. The final product was better than I could have imagined – it was light, a little chewy and not too sweet, with rich flavors that IKEA’s version lacks.

P.S. Sadly, the vultures got to the cake before I could take a picture of the whole thing – let’s just say it got their approval.

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Note: The recipe suggests using a rectangular pan, but I used two 9.5 inch circle pans and did a two-layer cake – it worked out perfectly.

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