Saturday, September 18, 2010

Almond Topped Cake

This is quite like a pound cake covered in flaked almonds, nice to serve with coffee..
As usual, i only made half of this recipe and baked in a 6" cake pan.

Ingredients:
For Cake:
125gm butter, softened
200gm sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
2 large eggs
300gm all purpose flour
2tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
180ml milk

For Almond Toppings:
90gm butter, cubed
75gm sugar
100gm flaked almonds
3 tablespoons milk

Method:
1. Lightly grease a 9 inch pan. Preheat oven to 180C
2. For the cake, beat the butter,sugar and vanilla with a mixer at medium speed until pale and creamy. Add the eggs at one time, beating just blended after each agg. With mixer on low, gradually beat in flour, baking powder and salt, alternating with the milk.Spoon the batter into prepared cake pan.
3.Bake for 40 mins. While the cake is baking, prepare the topping. Stir the butter, sugar and almonds in a medium saucepan over low heat until butter has melted. Keep stirring until sugar has dissolved.
4. After the cake has baked for 40mins, spread with topping, brush with the milk. Bake for 10-15mins more until topping is lightly browned.
5.Cool the cake in the pan for 10mins before removing from pan.

Note: When i was preparing the topping, i removed it from fire after the butter has melted and i didnt realise that the sugar has not melted yet..that's why from the photograph, you can still see bits of sugar in between the flaked almonds. i supposed the cake should be covered with sweet caramel almond topping ..so what i got instead was a crunchy sweet almond topping.

5 comments:

  1. Oooo... such a lovely bake! I missed the kuih lapis post. However, they look as those store bought ones. Really pretty. Thans for sharing & hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Kristy
    p/s can I have your email address? TQ

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  2. Just looking at the food you made is making me fat! Aarrrrggghhhhhhhh

    i have to slim down before MY comes back and before CNY...hahahahahahhaahhaa

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  3. Do i use 180degrees at fanforced oven? Or do i need to lower temp?

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  4. i supposed you can drop to 160 if using fan forced oven.

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