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So I wanted to make an almond cake for Valentines day

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So I wanted to make an almond cake for Valentines day

emalineisabear | Feb 8, 2012 04:19 PM

(Hello! First post, please excuse my awkwardness! haha)

So, I really wanted to bake an almond cake for Valentines Day. I had the perfect plan, a layer cake, with a raspberry sauce filling, and a chocolate ganache glaze. It seemed like a great idea. Raspberry sauce is easy, so is a ganache. Not problems there. The cake however....I didn't have a recipe. Originally, I was just going to wing it. Easy enough. But then I started last minute freaking out, and decided I would find a recipe. I got a lot of recipes that started off with a boxed cake mix, and thats just not how I do things. I finally settled on Smitten Kitchen's recipe. There is only one problem. Almond paste.

I do not have almond paste, and would rather not go out and buy some if I can avoid it. I do have finely ground almond flour/meal. Can I use this to make almond paste? Or am better off just buying some?

tl;dr Can I use finely ground almond flour to make almond paste?

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