Easy Almond Cake

I was reading a fellow foodie – Mag’s Green Almonds and this had my mind rolling (and my stomach too)! I love almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias… occasionally peanuts but most of time I’m nuts about nuts, really! Vite! Vite! Vite! It’s 3 hours before tea time, I had to be quick if not I won’t be on time to enjoy my Jamaica Blue Mountain! I found that I still had 5 packs of ground almonds left from last week’s baking, yeayyyyyy!

Here’s the recipe… It’s easy provided you already have the basic ingredients at hand. I hope you like it as well. It’s nothing fancy, just simple cake… with lots of almonds!

Easy Almond Cake
Makes a 18 cm round cake
125 g Butter
110 g Castor Sugar
2-3 drops Almond Essence (you can add more if you like stronger taste)
3 no Eggs -lightly beaten ( I used Medium Size Eggs @ 60 g each-yes, I weigh them 😛 )
120 g Ground Almonds
80 g Plain Flour-sifted
Some Almond Halves/Whole Almonds for decorations (Optional)
Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 ºC. Brush a deep 18 cm round cake tin (you can use any round tin about that size) with melted butter or oil. Line base with parchment paper (Baking paper).
2. In a mixing bowl; Using  electric beaters, beat butter, sugar and almond essence until light and creamy.
3. Add 1/3 of eggs with 1/3 of ground almonds; repeat with remaining eggs & almonds.
4. Using a spatula, fold in sifted flour;stir until ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth.
5. Spoon mixture into prepared tin; smooth surface and decorate with almonds.
6. Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into centre of cake. Leave cake in tin for 10 minutes; turn onto a wire rack to cool.
7. To serve: Dust with castor sugar or icing sugar.
Storage:
This cake can be keep for 3 days in airtight container or 2 months in freezer.
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2 Responses

  1. this sounds delicious. I love almonds and it would complement the many cups of tee I drink in one day. thanks for sharing!

  2. A cup of tea and this would be just great for me 🙂

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