Recipe: Almond layered cake

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Almond Meal Pie crust Ingredients:
1 cup blanched almond flour
1 cup almond meal
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tspn baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract

3/4 cup jam (Fig preserve is awesome)

Frangipane layer:
2/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup gluten free cake flour
8 tbsp unsalted butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp liqueur (I have used calvados)
1 tsp almond extract

  • preheat oven to 350
  • butter 9 inch pan
  • place almond meal and flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in food processor (used vitamix), and pulse several times
  • Add butter, egg, vanilla and almond extract, and pulse until a ball forms
    press the dough  flat in an even layer into the buttered pan.
  • bake the shell for 12 minutes
  • While the crust bakes mix the frangipane layer:
    • in a medium sized bowl measure almond meal and flour
    • in the food processor add sugar and butter (cut into cubes) and pulse until mixed
    • Add the 3 egg one at a time and pulse until well combined
    • Add the honey, liqueur, and almond extract
    • Add the almond meal, and the cake flour.
  • Take the pan out of the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Warm jam in microwave a little to make it easier to manipulate.
  • Pour jam on the baked pie bottom and using a spoon spread evenly on cake.
  • Pour frangipane mixture on jam layer
  • bake in oven for 24 min  until springy to touch