Monday, 18 February 2013

French Almond Cake

This is a light almond cake that is great as a snack. The cake is excellent, it is deliciously moist, very fragrant and I could even taste the bits of ground almond in the crumb. A piece of this goes so well with a cup of afternoon tea, or any-time of the day. This is my first attempt for trying cakes trust me it came out very well and tastes great...

Ingredients :

Self-raising flour
50 g
Unsalted butter
120 g
Caster sugar
150 g
2 tbsp
Ground almonds
100 g
Flaked almonds
1 tbsp
Vanilla extract
1 tbsp
Icing Sugar
1 tbsp(For dusting)

Steps :

  • Pre-heat oven at 180degC/Gas Mark 4. Grease (with butter) and flour the sides of a 20cm pan, line the base with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place butter, sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl then beat with an electric mixer or whisk until light then add almond powder, flour, milk, vanilla extract then beat well.
  • When quite light and fluffy, spoon into the prepared pan and spread the batter evenly. Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.
  • Bake at 180degC/Gas Mark 4 for 40mins, or until the sponge just springs back when pressed, or a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, remove from the tin and place onto a cake stand, sprinkle with icing sugar.

Note :

  • Cover the top with foil about 15-20mins into baking to prevent the top from over browning
Recipe Source : Easy Cakes by Linda Collister


  1. wow saranya , love this almond cake...............

  2. Delicious cake dear, i love almond meal in baking... I am sure you both enjoyed having this cake... stunning clicks too...

  3. that cake looks really yummy... pls pass on a piece... :)

  4. Prefer almond meal in baking always. very yummy cake dear.

    today's recipe:

  5. Sounds very delicious and looks really yummy, nice attempt Saranya, u have made it so well...lovely pics n presentation!

  6. Sounds delicious,love the texture and the flavor.

  7. Looks fabulous...

  8. looks yummy...beautiful presentation...

  9. Luvd the plate and gr8 clicks and I am sure cake must hv been truly divine.

  10. wow ur cake attempts hv come out a lot better than mine
    wud love to try this

    can u give eggless version of it

  11. Very attractive and rich looking cake dear, wish i get that slice rite now.

  12. wow..delicious and tempting .

    Ongoing event:
    in my blog.

  13. Looks perfect and yum ..drooling here


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