Toasted almond paste Christmas cake

21 Dec

Inspiration This is the final step in our #Vegan Christmas Cake Cookalong! About 10 years ago my dad got me the Ballymaloe cooking book and I have always want to do the baked Almond Christmas cake so this year I made it. I think it turned out great

sliced and enjoy :)

sliced and enjoy 🙂

1 Christmas cake (the vegan one we prepared earlier!)
Apricot jam

Almond paste
500g icing sugar
300g ground almonds
2 tablespoon brandy
1-2 teaspoon almond essence
100g warm golden syrup
Water if needed

Method place all your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix with the wet.
If still dry add some extra water or brandy
It should form a moist but not sticky ball.

Prep your cake

Remove any Greaseproof paper
And heat up enough Apricot jam to cover the cake this will help the almond paste stick.

The easy way is to roll out your almond paste in between two sheet sof cling film. Roll about 1/4 or less inch thick, large enough to cover the cake. (See picture)

When covered press down and remove excess almond paste

Place in a prepared 180c oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Keep an eye on it. It can burn easily.

Slice and enjoy.

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