Orange-Glazed Almond Cake

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Spain’s hot weather makes dessert a light affair—this moist cake fits the bill. Serve with Light Whipped Cream.

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Ingredients

  • Almond Cake
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbs. grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
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  • Orange Glaze
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Preparation

1. To make Cake: Preheat oven to 350F. Coat 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Toast almonds in skillet over medium-low heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Cool.

2. Pulse almonds, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in food processor until almonds are finely ground.

3. Combine yogurt, oil, juice, zest and extracts in small bowl.

4. Beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer 5 minutes at high speed. Fold in 1/3 flour mixture. Add 1/2 yogurt mixture. Repeat with remaining flour and yogurt mixtures. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Unmold, and cool.

6. To make Glaze: Simmer juice and sugar in small pan 5 minutes.

7. Poke holes in top of cake with skewer. Brush syrup over cake. Cut into squares, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 16 squares
  • Calories: 144
  • Carbohydrate Content: 20 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 40 mg
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 131 mg
  • Sugar Content: 14 g