Golden Spaghetti Squash (Doce Dourado de Chila)

6 servings
  • 6 (4-inch) rounds basic sponge cake (1/2 sheet cake), recipe follows
  • 1 cup orange simple syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 cup Spaghetti Squash Jam, recipe above
  • 5 ounces toasted almonds, roughly ground
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For Orange Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • Brush the cakes with 3/4 cup of the simple syrup and set aside.

  • In a saucepan, combine the jam with the remaining 1/4 cup of simple syrup, over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Add the almonds and continue to cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Stir in the eggs and place back over the heat. Continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • Place the individual cakes in the center of each serving plate. Spoon the egg mixture over each cake and cool slightly. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

For Orange Simple Syrup:
  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Cool.

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