More Great Recipes: Cake

Almond Praline Cake


User Avatar
Member since 2008

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

Ganache Filling:
1 1/4 cups cream
3 T brown sugar
10 oz. bittersweet chocolate
Cake:
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
21 oz. almond paste, crumbled into small pieces
7 eggs
1 T vanilla
1 3/4 tsp almond extract
Praline:
1 cup sugar
2 cups whole toasted almonds
Frosting:
12 oz. mascarpone cheese
1 1/2 cups cream
3 T sugar
1 T vanilla
Chocolate Bark:
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped


For ganache: Simmer cream and sugar to dissolve. Stir in chocolate until smooth. Chill until spreadable.


For cake: Heat oven to 350. Butter and flour 3 round 9-inch cake pans, lining bottoms with parchment.


Whisk flour, baking powder and salt.


In mixer beat butter with brown sugar. Beat in almond paste gradually until smooth.


Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.


Beat in extracts.


Mix in dry ingredients.


Divide between pans and bake 25 minutes until done. Cool.


For praline: Line baking sheet with foil.


Stir sugar and 1/4 cup water until dissolved in saucepan.


Increase heat and boil until deep amber.


Mix in nuts. Pour onto foil and cool.


Chop coarsely.


For frosting: Beat all ingredients just to soft peaks.


Assemble cake starting with one cake layer,half of ganache, 1/4 cup praline, second cake layer, remaining ganache, 1/4 cup praline, and third cake layer. Spread frosting over.


For chocolate bark:


Line sheet with foil. Melt chocolate. Drizzle all but 1 or 2 tablespoons in wide zigzags over foil. Sprinkle 3 T praline over and chill until firm.


Press remaining praline around bottom edge of cake, and sprinkle some on top. Break chocolate bark into pieces and stick into top of cake. Remelt reserved chocolate and drizzle over top.


Pairs Well With


Notes

From Bon Appetit

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11173 Downloads
FREE
A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

12 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

439 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana