|Pre-heat your oven to 375F.
Generously butter and flour a medium sized cake pan. Beat the
egg yolks with the sugar until they are a light yellow color.
Dilute the baking powder in the cognac and pour into the egg
mixture. Add the almonds, breadcrumbs, flour and the lemon
In a separate bowl, beat the
egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Fold
the egg whites into the yolk mixture gently as to not let the
whipped in air escape. Turn the mixture out into your prepared
pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Make the Syrup. Boil together
the sugar and the water until it reduces to about half. Be
careful as to not let it burn or caramelize. Remove it from
the heat and add the lemon juice and brandy. Pour the hot
syrup over the cake and set it aside. Make sure its completely
Susie's Note: There are many
fine nut flavored liqueurs on the market. Perhaps something
like Frangelico (hazelnut) or Amaretto (almond) would make an
interesting variation instead of the brandy.
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