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Saturday, 14 April 2012

" Rich Almond Cake "

" Rich Almond Cake "

The rich and exotic almonds provides a kind of luxury to this case which is best suited for your special occassions


225 gms butter
225 gms caster sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp almond essence
125 gms self raising flour
175 gms ground almonds
50 gms whole almonds ( blanched )
25 gms plain dark chocolate

  • Preheat the oven to 150*C.
  • Lighty oil the cake tin 
  • Cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy. 
  • Beat the eggs and essences together. Gradually add to the sugar and butter mixture and mix well between each addition
  • Sift the flour ad mix with the ground almonds. Beat into the egg mixture until mixed well and smooth. Pour the batter in the cake tin.
  • Roughly chop the whole almonds and scatter them over the cake. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until golden and risen. Check with a skewed if done. 
  • Remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a saucepan of gently simmering water, stirring until smooth.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake and serve once it sets.

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