Try one of our Mexican dessert recipes for the perfect ending
to any dinner.
Orange-Almond Cake (Torta de Almendra)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup shortening
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9-inch round layer pan or 8-inch
square pan. Beat all ingredients except almonds, 1 tablespoon sugar and the
liqueur in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.
Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pan;
sprinkle with almonds.
Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, round pan 40 minutes,
the square pan 40 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar; drizzle with
liqueur. Cool 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
Yields 8 servings.