Utensils: Round 9 inch layer cake pan.
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease layer pan and set aside. Blend flour, baking powder, and 1/3 cup of sugar. Mix in 1/2 cup softened butter and eggs until flour mixture is moistened. Press dough evenly on bottom and sides of pan. Spread 1/4 cup of the jam over dough. Chill, covered with plastic wrap while preparing filing.
Cream 1/2 cup butter and 2/3 cup granulated sugar. Stir in almonds and extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon filling over jam covered crust. Bake about 50 minutes. Cool torte in pan. Carefully remove from pan when cooled, Spread remaining 1/4 cup jam over the top. Drizzle with frosting. To prepare frosting: mix 1/2 cup confectioners sugar sifted with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice until smooth. Slice in pie wedges.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana