Serve the cake in the parchment paper, atop a serving tray. Allow your guests to pinch their portions, or you could serve slices. Let the cake remain in the parchment paper until all of it it consumed. Serve with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. If coming by raspberries or whipped cream is difficult, serve it with tea. If you’re more adventurous and spunky, you can serve it with some super refreshing thandai, just like I did. I jazzed up my pinched portion with some saffron, rose petals, and pistachio bits — heavenly!
If you want to use blanched almonds — take a look at how to blanch almonds here.
Storage: It keeps for a week at room temperature if wrapped airtight, and for 10 days if refrigerated.
Equipment: One 9 by 2 and 1/2- to 3-inch springform or cake pan greased with butter or shortening, and lined with parchment — the bottom and sides. To use on the sides, cut a 33 by 3-inch band of parchment and lined along a slightly greased side. Use an extra piece to make it longer and overlap if necessary. Press it against the inside of the pan. Use extra butter on the overlapping ends of parchment to hold them in place.