- 1/2 recipe of lemon curd, refrigerated at least 1 1/2 hours
- 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup plus 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 extra-large eggs
- ½ cup ground toasted almonds
- 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-inch spring-form pan with 1 tablespoon butter, and dust with 1 tablespoon flour, shaking out excess.
With an electric mixer, cream the remaining butter and 1 cup sugar together until light and fluffy. Sift together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt, and stir in. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until they start to foam. Do not overbeat. Add eggs and ground almonds to batter, and mix well.
Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Drop 8 individual tablespoons lemon curd around perimeter of batter, leaving a 1-inch border, and taking care to space drops evenly. Drop 3 to 4 tablespoons curd into center of batter. Refrigerate remaining curd for another use. Sprinkle cake with toasted almonds and 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake until cake is toasty brown on top and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool on rack 10 minutes, then remove sides of pan, and cool completely. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
Serves 8. From NY Times