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Lemon Almond Tea Cake Recipe

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought this would be a great time to share this Lemon Almond Tea Cake Recipe. Although it appeared in our Spring 2018 issue, it feels perfect for a Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day treat as well, and (clearly) we can’t get enough of raspberries-themed desserts to capture that romantic vibe.

Art Direction and Publication: Paprika Southern / Photography: Siobhan Egan / Styling: Bevin Valentine Jalbert / Recipe: Kim Daniels / Flowers: Mea.Flowers / Location: The Stephen Williams House

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Lemon Almond Tea Cake Recipe

Recipe by Kim Daniels, adapted from Broma Bakery

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature

  • 3 TBSP vegetable (or canola) oil

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  •  Zest of 2 whole lemons 

  • 1 tsp. lemon extract

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp. salt

  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries, halved

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8" cake pan and line with a circle of parchment paper. Set aside.

Cream butter, oil, eggs, and sugar with a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in lemon zest, lemon, and vanilla extracts.

Slowly add in flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt until just combined. Fold in raspberries.

Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Top with slivered almonds. Bake for 40 minutes, or until cake is lightly brown on top and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake for 15 minutes before sprinkling with powdered sugar and slicing into triangles.

Lemon Almond Tea Cake | Brunch Cake | Valentine’s Day Dessert | Romantic Dessert Ideas | Food Styling | Food Photography | Citrus Dessert | Citrus Brunch Ideas | Romantic Brunch Dessert | Food Styling Ideas | Food and Prop Styling | Paprika Southern
Lemon Almond Tea Cake | Brunch Cake | Valentine’s Day Dessert | Romantic Dessert Ideas | Food Styling | Food Photography | Citrus Dessert | Citrus Brunch Ideas | Romantic Brunch Dessert | Food Styling Ideas | Food and Prop Styling | Paprika Southern
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You can find this recipe and more spring brunch recipes in our Spring 2018 issue. In this issue you’ll also find an exploration of the photographic legacy of Jack Leigh, tips on how to begin and grow a lifelong art collection, spring fashion featuring the illustrations of Kristie Duncan, and much more.

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