According to legend, this cake recipe and its
traditional swirl-shaped pan were given to
an Alsatian potter by the Three Kings. Here,
we recommend a more readily accessible
Bundt pan and, in place of confectioners'
sugar, natural birch sugar.
Ingredients6 ounces butter
½ cup birch sugar, plus more for dusting
4 eggs (yolks and whites separated)
Zest of 1 lemon
¾ cup raisins
¼ cup blanched almond chips
13 ounces sifted spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Nutrition FactsPer serving: 483 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated), 52 g carbohydrates, 11 g protein, 7 g fiber, 299 mg sodium (13% Daily Value).
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- Preheat oven to 350°F. In an electric mixer, combine butter, birch sugar, egg yolks, and lemon zest until smooth. Mix in raisins and almonds and set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat egg whites until frothy, then set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift flour and baking powder together. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks begin to form, then fold them into the flour. Fold flour mix into the butter-and-sugar mix.
- Fill a greased 8-inch Bundt pan with the batter and bake 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes; flip onto serving plate; dust with additional birch sugar.