Easy Almond Cake…Sweet beginnings!!

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Almond Cake…all new beginnings need to start with something sweet…new beginnings or fresh starts after long never ending breaks 😊 I had seen this recipe on Spicespoon’s Instagram account a while back and it has since then become a regular in our home…a no fuss, easy and absolutely fabulous recipe right up my alley…and hopefully yours too! 😊

Easy Almond Cake

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • Blanched Almond Flour (U.S)/ Ground Almonds (U.K.) , 150gms  (both use blanched and skinned almonds, please don’t use Almond meal as  that is much coarser and almonds are not skinned)
  • Regular All purpose Flour, 50gms
  • Baking Powder, 1 tsp
  • Salt, 1/8 tsp
  • Orange Zest, 1 tbsp (optional)

Wet Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter, at room temperature, 110gms
  • Sugar, 175gms (I switch between Caster Sugar and Demerara Sugar depending on what I have on hand, have used both with good results)
  • Eggs, 2
  • Buttermilk, 3 tbsp (based on the quantity needed, if you don’t have buttermilk on hand just used thinned out yoghurt or sour cream)
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp

Topping

  • Flaked Almonds, a handful

To serve (optional)

  • Icing Sugar

Instructions

Grease and line a 20cm/8 inch round cake tin.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Sift the ground almonds, regular flour, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the orange zest, if using. Keep aside.

Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl; once fluffy, add eggs to the mix, one by one.  Mix with a spatula until smooth

Add in the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

Fold in the dry ingredients gently without over mixing.

Spoon and the mixture into prepared tin and top up with flaked almonds in a ring shape.

Bake at 180C for 35-45 minutes till a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Let rest for 5 minutes before digging in!

Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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