Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Almond Cake

I received a few request for the recipe of this cake. So here it goes :

Ingredient for the cake :

150 gram of butter
150 gram of sugar
275 gram of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
3 eggs
200 ml of milk
100 gram of ground almond
1 tsp of almond essence
1 tsp of lemon zest

1) Line and grease a 8" or 9" cake tin. Pre-heat oven to 325 F

2) Sift flour, salt and baking powder.
3) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in one egg at a time into the butter mixture and continue to beat until smooth
4) Add in 1/3 of the milk and alternate it with 1/3 of the dry ingredients
5) Continue this way, alternately adding 1/3 of the wet and dry ingredients
6) Lastly stir in lemon zest, almond essence and ground almonds
7) Pour mixture into prepare tin and bake for an hour or until cake is done
8) Cool on rack before sandwich it with cream, lemon curd or any other filling

Recipe for Lemon curd

5 egg yolks
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp of corn starch
4 lemons - zested and juiced
50 gram of butter

1) In a heavy saucepan combine egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, juice and corn starch
2) Whisk over low heat until curd thicken and bubbles appear on the surface. It will takes about 12 minutes
3) Remove from heat and add in butter and continue to whisk until smooth
4) Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until cold before using


Zue Murphy said...

Tengkiu for sharing...
Bila nak post buat taugeh?

Cat Cat said...

Looks good Gert. I love anything with lemon... The sour taste of it, I guess.

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, I will post the taugeh soon.

Cat, I too love anything lemon. From lemon chicken to lemon cake to lemon cookies ;)

aiyah nonya said...

Wah...Can I invite myself over for tea, please ?
So yummylicious.....

ICook4Fun said...

No problem Nonya. Anytime you and your family are around this area do drop by. You are most welcome!!

Anonymous said...

Hiya Gertrude, thanks for the lemon cake recipe, looks absolutely yummy. Will def try it out one of these days and tell ya the results! Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

Oops silly me, did I say lemon cake, I meant almond cake! I lurve lemon curd though!

ICook4Fun said...

Hi Mal, hope you like the cake. Can I come over and help you eat it ;)