Gluten Free Portuguese Almond and Potato Cake
Gluten Free Portuguese Almond and Potato Cake recipe 112
Bake or microwave potato until soft. Force pulp through a coarse sieve or potato ricer. There should be 1 cup lightly packed. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Butter sides of an 8½-inch spring form pan, line base with a circle of baking parchment; butter the parchment. Using a nut mill, grind almonds to powder, stir in baking powder; set aside.
Beat egg whites until they start to stiffen, sprinkle with half of the sugar, a little at a time, and continue beating until stiff and glossy.
Beat butter with remaining sugar, then beat in egg yolks, brandy, and almond extract. Using a large rubber spatula, fold in potato, ground almonds and egg whites.
Spoon into prepared pan; bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a tester comes out dry. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Run a knife blade around edge before releasing sides of pan. Place cake, on the base, on a rack and let cool completely. Cake will sink slightly in the middle. Reverse cake onto a plate, peel off paper and place right side up on a serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.