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Two Layer “Ecossais” Almond Cake  
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French style two-layered cake, usually baked in a German “Rehrucken” pan (half-round ribbed loaf pan). “Ecossais” means “Scottish” or “tartan cloth” in French, and “Ecossaise” cakes refer to cakes with layers of batter in different colors.
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●Preparation Tip
●Creme d’amande (Almond Batter)

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In a bowl, cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar. (Photo #1)

Stir in beaten eggs, a little at a time, and blend. (Photo #2)

Stir in almond powder and flour, in that order. (Photo #3)

●Dacquoise Batter

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Add half of the sugar (15g) to egg whites and beat until soft peaks form. Then pour in the rest of the sugar (15g) and beat again until stiff to make meringue. (Photo #1)

Add the sifted dry ingredients to the meringue and blend well. (Photo #2)


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Take a little butter (room temperature) on kitchen paper and butter inside the pan.

Roughly chop almond slices. Place the almonds onto the inner surface of the pan. Then turn the pan upside down to rid of excessive almonds. (Photo #1)

Fill the pan about 2/5 full with the dacquoise batter. Then spread the batter up to the rim with a spoon as in the photo. (Photo #2)

Fill the pan up to the rim with the creme d’amande (almond batter). (Photo #3)

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C (356 °F) for 50 to 60 minutes until golden. If the surface is brown but the center is still not done, cover with foil and continue baking.

Servings per Recipe Calories per Serving Ready In
one 20cm Rehrucken pan  355kcal 150 minutes
Creme d’amande (Almond Batter)
butter 100g 
confectioners’ sugar 100g 
whole eggs 100g 
almond powder 90g 
cake flour 20g 
- Allow butter to soften at room temperature.
- Sift together flour and almond powder.

Dacquoise Batter
egg whites 100g 
sugar 30g 
almond powder 60g 
confectioners’ sugar 60g 
cake flour 5g 
cocoa powder 10g 
- Sift together almond powder, confectioners’ sugar, flour and cocoa powder.
sliced almonds 25g 
- Roughly chop sliced almonds.
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