May 30, 2010

Almond sponge cake


Today is my relaxing weekend. We received a call from pravin's colleague inviting us for the lunch today. I baked this simple & delicious almond cake with sugar glazing for them today. The cake was soft, moist & dense. Anytime I bake this cake, it will be perfect & satisfied. It is fantastic when it is warm & right out of the oven. Best to be served with the tea :)

Ingredients :
  1. All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Baking powder - 2 tsp
  3. Butter - 150 gms
  4. Eggs - 3 nos
  5. Sugar - 1 cup
  6. Almond extract - 1 tsp
  7. Grounded almonds - 1/2 cup
  8. Milk - 3/4 cup
  9. Almond flakes - 1/4 cup
Topping :
  1. Icing sugar - 150 gms
  2. Butter - 2 tsp
  3. Warm water - 1 tsp
  4. Almond flakes for decorating
  5. Chocolate for decorating (optional)

Method :

1. Preheat the oven at 160 C. Prepare & grease the baking pan.

2. Sift the flour & baking powder.

3. Cream the butter & sugar. Add egg one at a time & beat till light.

4. Add almond extract & the flour mixture alternating the milk.

5. Finally, combine the grounded almonds & flakes.

6. Pour the cake batter in the greased pan & bake it for 40 mins or until done.

Sugar glazing :

7. Melt the butter & add warm water.

8. Sift the icing sugar & gradually add the melted butter mixture to it.

9. Drizzle the glazing all around the cake & sprinkle the chocolate & almond flakes immediately.


Serve with tea.

3 comments :

sowmya's creative saga said...

wowo..that looks so pretty..

Priti said...

Tempting...is all the cake about...looks too gud

Nithya said...

Tats perfectly shaped and really tempting cake :)

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