Thursday, 24 November 2011

Almond Butter Cake

Seems the weather is pretty much good in here earlier with a big smile of  sunshine. But it's just  3pm now and  the sunshine brightness is gradually fading to dark. Since the day is getting shorter I've difficulties to taking pictures. I've clicked three dish along with these cake but other three of them were spoiled with lack lightnings, none of them looks good at all. I was so disappointed but  luckily these cake were just good enough and the qualities are just okey  for my gorgeous eyes. So, I thought why not posting this beautiful cake in my blog without further more delay.

I adore Butter Cakes and immensely love the homemade rather than store brought. I must baked the ordinary Butter Cake atleast once a week or  twice a week. Otherwise, the husband questioning me"Why there is no cake such a long time? ". Along joining  his daddy, the little buddy  asking me "Where is cake mum?". 

For god sake this is such a silly reason but I love feeding my family, especially the growing little buddy. I've been baking predominantly the same recipe for the ease. Apart from that they much in interest with the plain Butter Cake and love to have them  along with their cuppa on breakfast and afternoon tea time. Although, sometime I've gave little change by adding some flavors, fruits, nuts and milks to them.

Therefore these cake is little special  for me. The very moist Almond Butter Cake recipe I'm going to share today is adapted from Ju's The Little Teochew. I followed her recipe fully and the out come was outstanding. The cake is so moist in textute and very delicious.So, here is the recipe is below ;).

Almond Butter Cake
145g all purpose flour
50g  ground almond/ almond meal
1.5tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
170g butter, softened
170g sugar {I used 150g}
1 large egg, plus one large egg yolk {I used 2 small whole eggs}
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
12tbsp whole milk

Preheat oven to 190ºC. Grease and line a 9-inch cake pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.Cream the butter and sugar on a medium speed until fluffy for about about 2 minutes. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined.On low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts*, alternating with milk.

* Split the flour into 1/2, 1/4 and 1/4 portions (approximately). The first time you add in the flour, use the 1/2 portion. The reason for this is because the first addition of flour will be fully coated with the fat and does not form gluten (gluten is what makes a cake tough), so it is a good idea to add more flour at the first stage

Switch mixer to medium and beat for 10 to 15 seconds, just until batter appears uniform.Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula.Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it reaches a dark-gold color and an inserted cake tester comes out clean.Let to rest in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cake stand or platter. Sift with icing sugar if desired.


Priya's Feast said...

My mom makes similar cake...nice capture..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely clicks and awesome cake

Anonymous said...

Nice job

Love and other Spices said...

your photography is awesome,Kavis and love the almond butter cake.Even I bake cakes for my little ones and they love the store bought ones any day.

Priyanka said...

Very tempting cake....I have never used Almond meal.....but it sounds very interesting

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks perfect, loved the presentation here:)

Padhu said...

Looks so tempting!

vineetha said...

Glad to find a London blogger, First time here ,loved ur space,awesome clicks...I made this cake last week,almost the same recipe :)the cake looks scrumptious !!

kavis said...

@ Love and other Spices,Thank you for your lovely compliment dear.

kavis said...

Thank you all. Your comments are most precious for me :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Kavis ,
i adore butter cakes .. and all the more when its home made...
thanks for sharing..

Glad to know another london mate..I live in south west london...

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

Gorgeous photography and gorgeous cake!
This looks so good, love the addition of almond meal.

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this cake you made! Almond cakes are always so fragrant! Butter cakes always have perfect texture! and your decorations, simple, delicate, and perfect for every occasion that speaks "class"!

Kavi said...

You've got some of the best food pics in the blogiverse! Loved going around your blog!

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