Peach-almond sponge cake

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PREP TIME

20 min

Serves

12

* PLUS Baking Time: 50 minutes, Standing Time: 60 minutes
Peach-almond sponge cake

Photo, James Tse.


Ingredients

  • 6 eggs , separated
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted and cooled

FOR TOPPING:

  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 peaches , sliced

Instructions

  • Position oven rack in lower third of oven. Preheat to 325F. For easier removal of cake, flip base of a 9-in. springform pan upside down. Spray the bottom of pan, then line with parchment.
  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer at medium speed until it starts to froth, 1 to 2 min. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted, 2 to 3 min. Scrape into another bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat remaining 3/4 cup sugar with egg yolks on high in same unwashed bowl until thick and pale, 1 to 2 min. Using a large spatula, stir in flour, zest, almonds, almond extract, salt and butter. Stir one-third of egg whites into yolk mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites until no white streaks remain. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in lower third of oven until centre of cake is firm when touched, 50 to 55 min. Loosely tent foil over pan after 30 min to prevent over-browning. Transfer cake to a rack to cool for 10 min. Run a knife around the edges of cake, then remove the side band, base and parchment. Gently transfer to rack to cool completely.
  • Whip cream with 1 tbsp sugar in a medium bowl until thick, about 4 min. Top cake with cream and peach slices. Slice into wedges.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 336,
  • Protein
  • 7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g,
  • Fat
  • 21 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg.
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