Saturday, June 20, 2020

Blueberry Lemon and Lavender Frangiapanne #CakeSliceBakers

Beautiful almond cake layered with lemon curd and studded with blueberries.  A veritable feast for the taste buds.



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I made this cake and took it over to my sister in law, Roz, on her birthday yesterday.  It was a huge hit.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I was making the cake.  I had never done frangipane before nor had I ever eaten it so I wasn't sure whether it was right or not.  I also had way too much lemon curd and was afraid that even though I only used half the recipe, it was going to be too much.

I didn't have culinary lavender so I used lavender extract and placed the entire cake into a 9" round tart pan instead of six 4".   It took about 45 minutes to bake and I had to cover it during the last 15 minutes as it was getting very brown.  This is a delicious cake and I think the next one will contain some rhubarb as I have more than I know what to do with.



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American
Yield: 12 servings
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Blueberry, Lemon and Lavender Frangipane

Blueberry, Lemon and Lavender Frangipane

Beautiful almond cake layered with lemon curd and studded with blueberries. A veritable feast for the taste buds.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients:

Curd
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 + 2 T. caster sugar
  • zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature, diced
Frangipane
  • 1/4 t. lavender extract
  • 1 c.  sugar
  • 3/4 c. + 2 T. butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c. almond meal
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 20-30 fresh blueberries

Instructions:

Curd
  1. Place the eggs into a saucepan, whisk to break them up, and then whisk in  the sugar, lemon zest and juice.   Place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly until mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved.  Add the butter, a bit at a time, until melted.  Continue to cook and stir until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Pour into a bowl , cover and refrigerate.
Frangipane
  1. Place the butter, sugar and lavender extract in the large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment.  Cream toghether until light, pale and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Raise the paddle and scrape the bowl.  Add the almond meal and flour.  Lower the paddle and mix on low until incorporated.  Raise speed and mix until combined.
  3. Spread half of the batter into a tart pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Add half of the lemon curd and spread over the batter.  Pipe the remaining batter over the lemon curd and scatter the blueberries over all.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 40-45 minutes until set, covering with foil if the top becomes too brown.   Remove to a wire rack and let cool before removing outer ring of tart pan. 

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe found in The New Way to Cake.
Calories
324.07
Fat (grams)
20.97
Sat. Fat (grams)
7.43
Carbs (grams)
30.07
Fiber (grams)
3.10
Net carbs
26.97
Sugar (grams)
22.37
Protein (grams)
7.30
Sodium (milligrams)
118.29
Cholesterol (grams)
102.83
Created using The Recipes Generator

10 comments:

  1. This one sounds delicious! I'm so glad it was a big hit for the birthday girl!

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    1. It was, and her husband had made a traditional birthday cake so we got to enjoy two desserts.

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  2. That looks great. Lucky sister in law!

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  3. It sounds like we had very similar baking experiences this month! I thought it was so pretty as a full tart - and the texture was so soft and tender!

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  4. So delicious! I love the idea of using rhubarb too!

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  5. Rhubarb would be a very tasty addition. Happy to hear that the birthday girl liked it.

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