Friday, August 22, 2014

Foodie Fridays - Simple Almond Butter Cake

I have not been baking since I don't know when, so last weekend I decided that I will TRY to bake something because I think my flour and ingredients are going to be expired soon (after checking, they are not).  I flipped through my many cake books and finally decided to bake an almond cake since I have all the ingredients except for milk.

That Sunday I accomplished so much that I am so proud of myself.  In the morning I went to NTUC to gather the ingredients. I baked AND cooked a 3 dish + 1 soup dinner for us and my sis' family.  This almond cake recipe is so easy and simple that I could start the preparation while watching my soup boiling on the stove.

The last time I baked this cake I put too little almond flakes on top so this time I make sure that they cover every corner of the batter.  When I open my oven to remove the cake the aroma of baked almond flakes fills my kitchen, it makes me want to cut a slice to enjoy with my cuppa.

I always have difficulty in storing my cakes because the containers I have are either too small or too big.  I managed to find this rectangle box from Daiso with the right size and height plus the cover is in my favourite color, best part is that it cost only $2, it does not matter that the box is not air-tight since it will be consumed within the next 2 days.  Now perhaps this will make me bake more cakes in the near future.

Till my next bake post, hope you will try your hands in making this simple almond butter cake.

Almond Butter Cake

by Jennifer Lim
Prep Time: 30mins
Cook Time: 40mins
Keywords: bake dessert nuts cake
Ingredients (10-12 slices)
*140g self raising flour
*140g castor sugar
*50g milk
*2 eggs
*150g butter, soften
*50g ground almond
*Some almond flakes

1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line an 8x3x3 inche loaf pan with baking paper.
2. Sieve the self raising flour and ground almond (optional), set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter & caster sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mix to combine.
5. Add milk, mix to combine.
6. Add the flour & ground almond 1/3 at a time. Mix to combine.
7. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40mins.
8. Remove from oven and let it cool on a wired rack for about 10mins.
9. Remove cake from the pan and let it cool down completely before storing.

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