Tuesday, 10 December 2013

French Almond Cakes


We are spending our last 1 week in Singapore & cant believe that we have been living here for the last 4 years. We have enjoyed every moment here & feels sad to say goodbye to this country. The only bitter feeling that we have is our current Landlords behaviour. He has been mentally harassing us for the last 1 month asking us to pay him 4.5 months of rent as compensation for breaking the rental contract in between. Now this man has been really been a big pain & we are still sorting out on this issue. Because of this we are having a very bad taste:( Hopefully things should resolve in a couple of days. The only bad part about this place is that majority of Land lords are very bad & greedy. They try & bully the tenants. Try to extract as much as money from the tenants:( We have been very unfortunate to get one such bad Landlord. 


Well coming back to today's post, since we are moving, I have been busy with finishing off the groceries in the pantry. I figured out that I have a big packet of almonds & wanted to put these into use. We all know the good benefits of almonds & hence I made a cake out of these. I got this recipe from Happy home baking site, you can check here beautiful  site here .  I tried to tweak in the recipe a little & the results were fabulous. This cake is very moist & soft. Its like melt in your mouths type. We all loved this cake & here is the recipe.


Baking time: 45 mins
total time: 1 hours
6 inch round pan or 8 inch round pan

Ingredients:m
  • 150 g butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 90g ground almonds (almond powder) (almost a cup)
  • 100 gms plain flour (almost 3/4th cup)
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tspn salt
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven at 180degC. Grease (with butter) and flour the sides of a 6 inch  pan, line the base with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Cream the butter & sugar for 2 minutes until light & fluffy. 
  3. Add in the eggs into them & beat for another 1 minute.
  4. Now add the almond powder, four, baking powder, vanilla essence, salt & milk. Beat with an electric mixer or whisk. When quite light and fluffy, spoon into the prepared pan and spread the batter evenly.
  5. Bake at 180degC for 40-45mins, or until the sponge just springs back when pressed . (If you are using 8 inch pan then the baking time can be reduced to 30- 35 mins)
  6. Run a thin bladed knife around the sides of the pan to loosen the cake, then turn out onto a wire rack and let cool. 

How to powder almonds: Just put the whole almonds in the mixer or blender & blend it to a fine powder. I did mine with the skin on.

8 comments:

  1. Our first Land Lord was a very very nice guy. He gave the deposit back too. So sorry to hear about ur landlord giving headache.
    Its quiet annoying.. 4.5 months rent as compensation is way toooo much dear. Tell that u will complain to the authorities...
    cake looks super soft and sure will bake it this week for my inlaws..
    love
    suhaina

    ReplyDelete
  2. I hate greedy incinsiderate landlords we have one too who wont budge to our needs but not harassing.Cake looks good in time for xmas.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks mouthwatering
    Please come and enter my $50 Persunmall giveaway.
    http://www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com/2013/12/persunamll-50-christmas-giveaway.html?m=0
    Kisses
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. soft and delicious
    ongoing event on http://savorindian.blogspot.com/2013/12/event-announcement-cooking-with-green.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful and elegant looking cake yet simple.... Am nominating you for the "Liebster award".. Please follow the link to grab your award.
    http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in/2014/01/my-first-ever-award-liebster-award.html
    wishing you a happy new year

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cake looks awesome, soft and lovely texture..

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for Stopping by and leaving a lovely comment...Your comments means a lot to me and; it defenitley does motivate me to do more. Happy to have you in my space &; hope to see you again soon.

Sheela:)