Saturday, May 16, 2015

Claire Ptak's Kumquat Almond Cake

Recently, Tim gave me some kumquats from his parents' tree.  I had sent him an email about a kumquat cake recipe by Claire Ptak, so he provided me with the kumquats to make the cake.

The cake is meant to be made with buckwheat flour, but I substituted spelt flour.  The crowning glory is candied kumquats on top:

Here's a peek inside:

This cake is perfect served warm with some of the candying syrup and icecream:


Kari said...

This sounds like a great twist on the more typical orange almond cake. It looks lovely!

Kayte said...

Wow, that is one dense cake, it looks so filling and delicious with that fruit and ice cream. You are very adventurous on your use of different flours. I have experimented with a few but I always admire how you go between different ones with each. Lovely cake.

2paw said...

Oh, it is cumquat time here, but they are so hard to find. I also long for greengages. Your cake looks so delicious and I love the idea of serving it with the candying syrup. Yum!!