Low Sugar Spring Festival Genoa Cake
There was absolutely zero baking for Christmas 2020, except for bread - but mind you, that is staple, and cake baking is a luxury. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am stuck in a different country 6000 miles away from my husband, so, baking for leisure is the last thing on my mind.
250g plain flour, sifted with 2 teaspoons of baking powder
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
70g ground almond
600g (in total) of random mixed fruits I can find in the house:
- dried apricot, cut into small chunks
- dried cranberries
For decorating the top:
- Some blanched almonds
On the day of baking, separate the mixed fruits from any excess liquid and set aside.
|First layer of lining: foil|
|Gently pressing one tin over another to help mould the baking parchment into the loaf tin|
When done with the eggs, gently fold in the remaining flour then the ground almond. Then followed by the soaked mixed fruit (and nuts if using) till just combined.
Evenly divide the cake batter into each loaf tin then level the top as much as possible. Decorate the top with the glacé cherries, walnut and blanched almonds.
|Flip up the baking parchment|
|Out from the fridge, 10 minutes in the oven at 150ºC, makes it even nicer!|