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Almond Tea Cakes

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
22 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
These golden, muffinlike cakes have a toasted almond flavour. The collapsed look you see after baking is a good thing — they're supposed to resemble sunken muffins.

Ingredients

Almonds

½ cup(s), sliced, sliced

All-purpose flour

2½ tbsp(s)

Powdered sugar (icing sugar)

¾ cup(s)

Egg white(s)

4 large

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Reduced-calorie margarine

4 tbsp(s), melted in microwave or on stove

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Combine almonds and flour in a food processor; process until almonds are finely ground. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and whisk in powdered sugar.
  3. Whisk in egg whites and vanilla. Whisk in melted margarine.
  4. Spoon 3 heaping tablespoons of batter into each of 8 nonstick muffin cups; bake 6 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400ºF; bake 6 minutes more. Turn oven off and allow cakes to stand in oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool in muffin pan on a wire rack.