Orange Almond Spice Cake

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It’s almost February and right about now, I’m missing crisp fall days. This fall my friend, and fellow blogger, who authors Sundays Over Easy, hosted a lovely picnic where she baked a delicious lemon ricotta flourless cake. Her cake inspired my Orange Almond Spice cake, which reminds me of those fun fall days.

Recipe:
2 C almond meal
4 eggs
1/4 C maple sugar
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 C maple syrup
juice and zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp ground clove
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 C slivered almonds

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, add in the almond meal, juice and zest of the orange, maple sugar, clove, cinnamon and mix on medium speed until well combined
  • Then separate the eggs into whites and yolks
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the yolks to the dry mixture one at a time until well combined
  • Empty the mixer into another bowl and set aside
  • Clean out the mixing bowl
  • Put the clean bowl back into the mixer and fit with the whisk attachment
  • Add in the egg whites and the baking soda
  • Whisk on medium until you get soft peaks in the egg whites
  • Pour the egg whites into your almond meal mixture and fold gently into the mixture with a spatula
  • Pour the batter into a greased cake tin and sprinkle the slivered almonds evenly on top
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes — until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool & enjoy!