Last year on the feast of St. Ignatius , July 31, we enjoyed this delicious cake, which was baked by my friend Marci , at Summer with the Saints. The recipe came from Cooking with the Saints.
(Cake for St. Ignatius Day)
6 egg whites
2 1/2 cups (625 g) sugar
4 c. (400 g) almonds, ground
1 1/2 c. (200 g) flour
1 c. (250 g.) butter
In a large bowl beat the egg whites with an electric beater until quite firm. Slowly add the sugar while continuing to beat. After the sugar has been used up, fold in the ground almonds and the flour. Melt the butter; when cool, add it to the mixture, folding it in carefully.
Use an ungreased large round cake pan, about 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter and 5 inches high. Pour in the mixture. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake on a low rack for about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, or until a wooden skewer inserted comes out clean.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
*Sorry this post is late, but at least it will be here for next year!Pin It