Saturday, March 9, 2013

St Patty's Day Almond Cakes Recipe

One of my favorite pans is this one.. little tiny cakes. A great little mold pan I purchased online. One of my toys I like to use for special occasion  treats like for St. Patty's Day.
This is a Petit Fours cake pan that are miniature cakes perfect to use for any occasion.


1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds
11/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 egg whites

Cream the butter for around 3 minutes with shortening and sugar. Add the extract, flour, almonds baking powder, salt alternating with milk until smooth.  In another bowl whip the egg whites until soft peaks and gently fold into the creamed mixture until blended.
You can pour this into a greased 9 inch square pan at 350 degrees hot oven, bake for 25 minutes or until center comes out clean with a toothpick. When cooled cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.
Note:  I have a molded pan that I used purchased online.

Ganache Frosting:

1/4 cup butter
3 ounces white chocolate
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
green food coloring 1 drop
water to thicken

 In a microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate and butter till melted. Mix in sugar and water to desired thickness ( should be free flowing), extract and food coloring,  stir mixing till blended.  Drizzle over cooled cakes.

+claudia lamascolo  Author
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