Total Calories: 364
1 Place the rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease and flour a 9 × 2-inch round cake pan. Tap out the excess flour.
2 In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3 In a food processor, grind the almonds with 1/4 cup of the sugar until very fine.
4 In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat 1/2 cup of the butter with the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and extracts until blended. Add the ground almond mixture and stir until smooth.
5 Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6 Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Invert the cake onto the rack. Turn it right side up onto another rack and let cool completely.
7 Bring about 2 inches of water to a simmer in the bottom half of a double boiler or a small saucepan. Place the chocolate and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the top half of the double boiler or in a small heatproof bowl that fits comfortably over the saucepan. Place the bowl over the simmering water. Let stand uncovered until the chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth.
8 Pour half the chocolate over the cake, allowing some to drip over the sides. Smooth the sides and top. Spread the remaining glaze over the cake swirling it with a spatula. Sprinkle with the slivered almonds. Let set at room temperature at least 30 minutes before serving. Cover with a large inverted bowl and store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
From "1,000 Italian Recipes." Copyright 2004 by Michele Scicolone. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."
"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!
My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.