Friday, July 1, 2011

Almond Cake


Almond cake ... Light, moist and delicious. Very easy to make, one of our favorite cake. This is my 75th post, slowly moving towards the 100 post mark. Just noticed that I have finally reached 100 followers today, so glad to see that. You're all precious to me. Thank you so much for your support.


Almond Cake
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Serves : 6

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp.  almond essence
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds ( I used whole almonds with skin )
  • 2 tbsp.  milk
  • 2 tbsp.  ( sliced / flaked / chopped ) almonds
     Method :
    • Preheat the oven at 180 C. Grease and line an 8 inch round cake tin.
    • Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy.
    • Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
    • Add the almond extract and beat again.
    • Sieve in the flour and baking powder.
    • Add ground almonds & beat on low speed until just combined.
    • Add milk, if the mixture is thick & mix well.
    • Pour the mixture into the cake tin. Scatter the ( sliced / flaked / chopped ) almonds over the mixture.
    • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center should come out clean.
    • Remove from the oven, leave for 5 minutes in the tin before transferring to a wire-rack to cool.

      Also sending this Almond Cake to "Only - Baked" ~ Event hosted this month by Harini at Tamalapaku , started by Pari at Foodelicious 



      Also sending this post along with following recipes to the event Celebrate Sweets – Cakes hosted this month by Sonia at Dinner Recipes from Sonia's Kitchen , started by Nivedita 

      Marble Cake
      Pineapple Cream Cake
      Rainbow Cake with Pink Butter-cream Frosting

      Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

      39 comments :

      1. Awesome looking cake dear...so soft and spongy

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      2. I always love almonds in my cake, wish I could have a slice. Looks so soft and fluffy.

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      3. Lovely delicious cake..looks super yumm

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      4. Congrats Ambreen on ur 75th post, cake looks extremely spongy,super moist and delicious..

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      5. The cake looks gorgeous sweetie! Congrats on hitting 75, I guess we almost began at the same time...:) Keep rocking!

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      6. congrats dear....
        cake looks soft and delicious :)

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      7. Looks so soft & spongy,delicious and healthy cake.Congrats dear on your 75th post.

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      8. Wow! Ambreen this cake looks impressive, I love almonds and will try to do it soon, thanks for sharing :)
        Magali

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      9. wow..cake looks super soft n moist..almond garnishing looks good too..Congrats on your 75th post!!

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      10. Congrats dear on ur 75th post !! Keep Rocking :)

        Love almonds in cake and this looks so soft and fluffy !!

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      11. the cake is a winner for sure! thanks for sending across.

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      12. Congrats on ur 75th post dear... Soft spongy almond cake looks so nice... Nice collection of recipes..

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      13. Congrats on your 75th post! Looking forward to see more lovely ideas!

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      14. Thank you so much dear friends for your wonderful comments & warm wishes :)

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      15. Looks moist and delicious!

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      16. My father will love this sweet! Thanks for the recipe. I will give it a try soon!!

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      17. Congrats Ambreen & good luck to u on many more such milestones!! And the cake is absolutely inviting & moist!!
        Prathima Rao
        Prats Corner

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      18. Congrats on your 75th post! So moist and tempting cake....

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      19. Hi ambreen, congrats for your 100 follower- hit.. am happy for you.
        Your cake looks so delicious, I will love to eat this while its still hot…mmmm
        actually I don’t know how to make cookies and cakes..ha ha ha .
        please don’t tell anybody..but whoever read this, its just too bad for me. Have a nice weekend.

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      20. hi ambreen- i just love this moist almond cake, especially when it is still hot..yum yum yum
        yours really looks moist and very well done.

        BTW i dont know how to bake cookies and cakes :)
        if others happen to read this, then it is just too bad for me :)

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      21. Very nice and easy recipe :)
        Will give it a try :)

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      22. Cake is delicious! The clicks are nice.
        Congrats on your milestone, happy blogging! :)

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      23. Thank you so much everyone for warm wishes & your nice comments :)

        Eftychia, hope your father likes it if you give it a try :)

        Maznah, I'm not going to tell anybody, I'll keep it a secret between you & me. LOL :)

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      24. Assalam Alaikum dear,
        Lots of Congrats :)
        Now call the all 100 on a party & cook your yummy dishes for us :) hmmm
        that will be fun..hehe
        well i wish you got 100000 soon & 7500 posts also !! yayy

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      25. That is a lovely cake. I love the flavor of almonds and this must be heavy on that. It is delightful.

        I invite you to link this to Bake with Bizzy. I am sure my readers would love it.

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      26. Khadija! Thank you dear for your sweet note. I wish I could invite you all for a party, would love to meet all my talented friends :)

        Bizzy! Thank you for your kind comment. Would love to link it :)

        Nimi! Thank you for stopping by & your lovely comment :)

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      27. You are a great baker dear ~ love all your recipes!
        The almond cake looks really moist, fluffy n devourable!
        US Masala is hosting a giveaway. Do check it out here
        US Masala

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      28. Thank you so much Aipi, coming from you that's a great compliment. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway :)

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      29. Cake looks fab. First time here and I'm your 101 follower. Hope you will visit me too.

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      30. Welcome Vatsala! Thank you for stopping by & for following. Would love to visit you soon :)

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      31. Congrats Ambreen. Almond cake seems a healthy alternative to the regular. All other cakes too look so cute as usual:)

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      32. Than you so much Viki for the wishes & the nice words :)

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      33. Love the almond cake.. looks so soft and moist.. perfectly made.. now all u have to do is just pass me the slice :) definitely bookmarked !

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      34. Thank you Mehjabeen for liking it. Wish I could pass it to you, you have to try it yourself :)

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      35. awesome cake dear...I too made almond cake....

        http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/event-berries-strawberry-desserts.html

        Hope to see some yummy recipes from you on my August Event on Berries...

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      36. Thank you Anu for liking it. Will check your recipe :)

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      Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

      Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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