Need a good almond cake or other nut spice cake for Christmas lunch! (entree is Indian food!) Please help!!

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Ali W. December 21, 2016
This one is great: https://food52.com/recipes/34893-almond-coffee-cake
 
Lost_in_NYC December 20, 2016
You could do a zucchini-lime-pistachio cake that would work well with Indian food.
 
Kay December 20, 2016
You could try a Swiss carrot cake (it's made with a lot of grounded almonds) with cinnamon and nutmeg. I found this recipe in english, despite the missing cinnamon and nutmeg, it's about the same recipe I use http://backtobasics-marilyne.blogspot.ch/2011/06/carrot-cake-swiss-version.html
 
Kay December 20, 2016
Sorry! No nutmeg, cloves!!
 
foofaraw December 19, 2016
For baking, you should try leaf lard. leaf lard is very white and the least pig-smell compared to lard from other pig's parts. The lard came from the kidney or internal organs. Try Farmers Market or butcher for the rendered or raw leaf lard.
http://www.tasteofsouthern.com/how-to-render-leaf-lard/
http://www.myhumblekitchen.com/2011/02/how-render-lard-the-right-way-snow-white/
 
foofaraw December 19, 2016
sorry wrong page.
 
dinner A. December 19, 2016
I really love this citrus-almond-olive oil cake. It has whole puréed citrus fruits in it, which give it a really complex flavor along with the toasted ground almonds and olive oil: http://orangette.net/2010/02/we-ate-this-cake/
 
Nancy December 17, 2016
Pierre Herme has a great version (which I've made many times) of pain d'epice, which is a French fruit nut spice cake. It calls for almonds and walnuts (total 1c), but you could use all almonds if that's your preference.
http://doriegreenspan.com/dorie_greenspan/2007/12/baking-with-dorie-pierre-hermes-fruit-and-spice-loaf.html
 
beavergoodman December 17, 2016
Not sure it is what you are looking for, but for a simple almond cake I like Nigella's easy almond cake: https://www.nigella.com/recipes/easy-almond-cake
It's great with fruit.
 
HalfPint December 16, 2016
Make a Swedish Visiting Cake. Here's a recipe adapted from Dorie Greenspan's recipe,

http://bakedbree.com/swedish-visiting-cake

It's very easy and incredibly delicious.

 
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