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I am baking a cake and I want to substitute some of the flour for ground almonds. Do I substitute 1 for 1 or do I need to use a different ra

asked by Smla over 5 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

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added over 5 years ago

Can you refer us to the cake recipe? May help to see the other ingredients and proportions? If you add a link here, we can take a look.

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Smla
added over 5 years ago

It's a classic Victoria sponge recipe: 4 oz. flour, 4 oz. butter, 2 eggs.

Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

It's hard to say without trying it, but there are plenty of nut cake recipes that don't call for flour. When you substitute almond flour for regular flour you usually need more leavening, so these cakes often have more baking powder and/or whipped egg whites. Here's an example: http://www.epicurious.com...

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sdebrango
sdebrango

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added over 5 years ago

A Victoria Sponge is very light and airy I think, IMHO you would not do 1 to 1, I would add an ounce or 1.5 oz of ground almonds. I looked at an almond genoise recipe and they called for 1/3 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup AP flour. Having never made a Victoria Sponge but I have eaten it before at least the one I had was quite light and the almonds would make it heavier so I would go a little lighter on the almonds.

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Smla
added over 5 years ago

Thank you! These answers are very helpful!!

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