Monday, August 20, 2012

Rich Almond Upside-Down ( Khoya ) Cake : Eid Mubarak and Awards

Rich Almond Upside-Down ( Khoya ) Cake ... Soft and buttery cake, loaded with almond flavor. Khoya not only adds flavor but gives the cake a very rich texture as well.

Eid Mubarak! Happy Eid-ul-Fitr!

May Allah bless us all with joy and good fortune! Warm wishes that this Eid-ul-Fitr brings happiness, prosperity and good fortune in our lives!

Rich Almond Upside-Down ( Khoya ) Cake

Ingredients :

For Base :
  • 1 tbsp.  butter, softened
  • 25 gm.  coarsely ground almonds
  • 15 whole almonds, sliced from center
For Cake :
  • 75 gm.  plain flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 25 gm.  ground almonds
  • 100 gm.  butter, softened
  • 100 gm.  castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla essence or 1/4 tsp.  almond essence
  • 1/2 cup Khoya
  • 1 - 2 tbsp.  milk, if required

Method :

For Base :
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and line an 8" round cake pan with greaseproof paper. Coat pan with butter.
  • Sprinkle ground almonds over the base to coat the bottom. Arrange the whole slit almonds on the base in circular pattern. Keep aside.
For Cake :
  • Sieve together flour and baking powder. Add ground almonds; keep aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl till light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add essence and khoya. Beat well again.
  • Gently fold in flour mixture until well mixed.
  • Carefully spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
  • Remove and allow to cool for a 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the pan and then invert the cake on the serving plate.
Note :
  • Khoya is a dairy product which is prepared by boiling and reducing the milk to a semi-solid stage.

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I would like to thank a sweet and talented friend Uru of Go Bake Yourself for sharing the " Beautiful Blogger Award " and " Lovely Blog Award " . Please check out her blog if you haven't already. I'm sure you will love her mouthwatering recipes. Thank you so much dear Uru, I feel truly honored receiving it from you :)

Also, another wonderful blogger friend Rashida of Inherited Recipes has shared Liebster blog Award with me. Please check out her blog if you haven't already and enjoy her delicious recipes. Thank you so much Rashida :)

I am sharing these awards with all my dear blogger friends :)

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


  1. Congrats ambreen and eid mubarak :)

  2. Eid mubarak, cake looks super rich and irresistible.

  3. cake is looking rich with dry fruits
    Eid mubark to u and ur family

  4. love this cake. such a nice idea to put the almonds in the bottom. looks wonderful.

  5. Cake looks so soft n delish... eid mubarak dear

  6. eid mubarak......yummy cake,and congrats onc again on your award.:)

  7. Hi Ambreen
    This is simply an awesome cake!
    I have tons of almonds in the freezer and I've never baked and almond upside-down cake:0
    Though I don't know what khoya is...??

    Congratulations for the award !!:):)

  8. Eid Mubarak Ambreen, the cake looks super good and perfectly baked

  9. Wow, looks like a very crunchy cake on the outside... soft and moist on the inside, its interior reminds me of basboosa. Do you know what basboosa is, Ambreen? Does this cake taste like basboosa cake?

    Masha-Allah, Eid Mubarak to all Muslims worldwide. May Allah accept all our good deeds and bring us all closer to all that He (Allah) and His Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam love so that we are near Allah and His Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam in Jannah/Heaven. Ameen.

    take care and wasalaam Amreen :)

    1. Mariam, it is totally different. This almond cake is quite buttery. Basbousa is made of semolina and is soaked with syrup. Thank you for your sweet words :)

  10. Hi ambreen, love your almond upside down cake. Eid mubarak to you and family

  11. My pleasure my friend :D
    And your cake looks utterly heavenly!

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Wow this looks wonderful :) pinning this :)

    1. Thanks for linking up with us at Creative Mondays :)

  13. Your cake looks scrumptious! Thanks for following my blog. I have followed you back :)

  14. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments :)

  15. lovely cake ambreen!! looks perfect and moist!:) eid mubarak to u too!! hope u had an awesome day!!

  16. Eid Mubarak dear Ambreen..I hope you will be having a great day..
    And the recipe is so good..yummy cake..thanks for sharing :)

  17. This looks so luscious. love the addition of almonds.

  18. Yummy-looking cake! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

  19. Eid Mubarak to you, and your family Ambreen! The cake looks scrumptious..wouldnt mind a slice!

  20. salam Eid Mubarak
    amazing rich cake

  21. That looks so yummy! Thank you for posting on Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  22. Eid Mubarak to you dear Ambreen, wow, this cake looks so delicious, I will have to try it soon!!!!!!

  23. Ambreen, I have a question can I substitute Khoya for dried milk? I´m not familiar to it, thank you!

    1. Magali, You can find it in the freezer section of Pakistani or Indian stores. I'm not sure whether dried milk will work for this cake. Khoya or Mawa has a creamy buttery texture. To make your own, check this out:

      Hope this works :)

  24. This looks so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  25. Eid mubarak to you too hun!
    And what a way to celebrate with this delicious cake :)

  26. A fitting sweet dish for the festival of Eid - looks rich and delicious!

  27. I love Eid! Mobarak! This cake looks wicked delish!

  28. Ambreen,

    This looks amazing!

    I wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award over on my blog. Stop by and check it out. Have a great day.


  29. Perfectly baked super soft cake..

    Inviting you to join Onam Sadhya~Grand Feast

    Sharans Samayalarai

  30. That is gorgeous! I love almonds! Thanks for linking up at Sweet Saturday :)

  31. This looks beautiful and delicious! Thanks you for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

  32. eid mubarak ambreen! This cake looks amazing, and I'm sure that everyone was dying to get a slice of it on Eid! :)

  33. Whenever, I see a delicious cake, my hubby will like, I get star struck. This one is a beauty.

  34. Very tasty looking cake!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  35. Hello.
    Visiting from Serenity Saturday.

    I love almonds and my wife tends to pack them in my lunchbox for a snack. I don't eat much cake, but this looks moist & delicious. Nice presentation. Congratulations on your awards too. May you continue to receive many more! Thanks for sharing.

    Moonlight Serenade

  36. ¸.•°`♪♪♫

    Delicioso e macio... tudo de bom!
    Boa semana!

  37. Hi Ambreen!

    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your stars in cupcakes on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 116
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  38. This is such a beautiful upside-down cake Ambreen! I would love to have piece along with my afternoon cup of tea!

  39. Dear Ambreen, loved the link you send me, now I´m ready to do your delicious cake :)

  40. This makes me ready for fall. Yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  41. That looks like a wonderful recipe! Thanks for stopping by.

  42. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

  43. Ambreen,
    What a great dessert to celebrate a special time. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  44. Ambreen, you are a rockstar with the comments! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday. This almond cake looks divine!

  45. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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