Selamat Hari Jadi

Happy Birthday! Selamat Hari Jadi! Bonne Anniversaire!

My mom celebrates her birthday today and I made this wonderfully light almond cake for her. You might be thinking that an almond cake is not the traditional birthday cake. It’s missing the fancy, creamy goodness that birthday cakes, in general, are identified by but my mom do not like frosted cakes. She’s weird that way but it’s her day and she decided that she would like a nutty cake. We initially decided to make the traditional Eurasian Sugee cake but after looking up the recipe (and being awed by the number of eggs required), we decided on an almond cake.

The cake only called for ground almonds but knowing my mom, she loves some bite in her cake. So I added some chopped almonds to the recipe and served it with either my Passion Fruit Mango Ice Cream or some strawberry sauce and fresh strawberries.

Almond Cake

Ingredients

115 g butter (softened)

3/4 cup ground almond

3 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

1/2 cup cake flour (sieved – I didn’t have any so I replaced it with 1 tbsp cornstarch + plain flour to make 1/2 cup)

1/2 cup sugar

A drop of almond extract

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup chopped almonds

Cream butter and sugar. Add ground almonds while at medium speed.

Beat in eggs one at a time before adding baking powder, vanilla and almond extract.

Gently fold in flour and chopped almonds. Pour in cake pan and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.

Enjoy!

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2 Responses

  1. Lovely cake!

  2. This looks wonderful. I love almond flour-it adds such richness to baked goods. By the way, I have bakeitis too!

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