816- Almond and Orange Blossom Cake / كعكة اللوز وزهر البرتقال
For the almond biscuit:
1 whole medium egg
2 egg yolks
70g granulated sugar
110g almond powder
25g all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
30g of granulated sugar
For the orange blossom cream:
100g cold heavy cream
10g icing sugar
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
Step 1: Preparing the almond biscuit
1- In a bowl, place the whole egg, the 2 egg yolks and 70g of granulated sugar. Mix well using an electric egg beater until you get a thick texture.
2- Add the almond powder, flour, and melted butter. Mix well with a spatula.
3- In a different bowl place the egg whites and using an electric egg beater, beat while adding the 30g of granulated sugar little by little until you get a thick shiny meringue that forms peaks.
4- Add this egg white mixture to the first mixture, and gently combine using a spatula.
5- Place the batter in a medium circular mold and bake in a preheated oven at 180C / 350 F. The cake is ready when it has a nice golden color and when you touch the center of the cake it should feel firm. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool down completely before removing from the mold.
Step 2: Preparing the orange blossom cream
6- In a bowl, place all the cream ingredients, and using an electric egg beater, mix until the cream has a thick texture.
7- Place the cream in a piping bag to use immediately or keep in the fridge until ready to finalize the cake.
Step 3: Assembling
8- Spread a layer of orange jam on top off the cake.
9- Pipe the cream on top of the jam layer.
10- Finally decorate with orange slices, candied oranges, and macarons.