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Tosca Cake

 I got this recipe from a friend recently, and have been waiting for an opportunity to try it out. Yesterday was my friend's birthday, so a good enough reason to bake! It's a caramel Genoese sponge which has an almond topping. I wondered if the name was linked to the opera, but my friend said it was a Scandinavian recipe. Who knows? So you need: 75ml buttermilk, 75g butter, 3 eggs, 150g cazster sugar, 1 tspn vanilla extract, 150g plain flour, 1 tspn baking powder and a pich of salt For the topping you need: 150g flaked almonds, 125g butter, 125g soft brown sugar and 50ml milk Preheat oven 180/gas4                       Grease and line a 23cm springform tin Beat eggs, vanilla extract and caster sugar together till pale and thick,  Add baking powder and salt to flour and stir together. Fold 1/3 of flour into batter with third of the buttermilk, then repeat with other 2/3. Mix together gently and spoon into tin. Bake 40 mins till golden. Put onto a wire rack. Make topping while ca