Monday, August 18, 2014

Espresso Almond Butter Cake


I am one person who bakes on impulse. I don’t plan my baking and I just go with the mood of that particular day. This cake is the results of it. While checking on my fridge I saw some leftover sour cream and ground almond. I thought of making some macaroon but decided against it because of the warm weather as it is not good to dry out the macaroons. So I end up baking this cake. I don’t want the regular almond butter cake so I added some espresso powder to it and voila!! An Espresso Almond cake.

This cake is really moist, nutty and with great coffee flavor. It goes really well coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. I added a bit more sugar to this cake because of the bitterness of the espresso powder but you can adjust it to your liking.



Ingredients:

227 gram/2 stick soft butter
3 tbsp sour cream
250 gram sugar
240 gram flour
1/4 tsp salt
120 gram ground almond
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
120 warm ml milk
2 tbsp instant espresso coffee powder


1. Line and greased an 8” x 8” square baking pan or round baking pan. Mix the espresso powder to the warm milk. Stir until dissolved. Set it aside to cool down.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Add in the ground almond and mix well. Set it aside.
3. Cream butter, sour cream and sugar until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Scrapping the side of the bowl occasionally. Add in the eggs, 1 at a time until well combined.
4. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low. Add in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the cool milk mixture in two additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until well combined.
5. Pour batter into the baking pan, smooth out the top and bake until the top of the cake springs back when gently pressed with your fingers and a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. It will take about 50-60 minutes.
6. Cool the cake on the wire rack for 10 minutes, invert and unmold the cake and let it cool completely before cutting into it.

14 comments:

Victoria Bakes said...

ooh, i love this cake.... smells great and am sure taste great already

Mel said...

Oh wow, thanks Gertrude....I love it!!! I love coffee and I love butter cake and how could I not make this to indulge in. Bookmarked!!!

Shereen said...

When I saw this cake uses almond flour, I got so excited as I have more than a kg of almond flour to use up. But at last, this recipe only uses 120gm which means I have to bake at least 10 of these cakes to use the flour all up... Grrrrr!!!! On another note, lovely cake and I can just imagine the delicious aroma wafting through the house while this cake is baking in the oven!

Ann Low said...

Gert, I love your almond butter cake especially with coffee flavour. Mmm... smell good and delicious!

Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, I am very tempted to bake this cake!

mai has said...

wow..what a marvelous combo, espresso and almond all in 1!love it.

Katie said...

That looks a fabulous moist texture. Love the idea of adding a bit of coffee

Rachael Cargin said...

This looks lovely! I love a nice slice of cake with coffee and this sounds perfect! I love it when ingredients just jump out at you and you create something random but absolutely marvellous too! xx

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Gertrude, Your cake look so inviting. I bookmarked it and plan to give a try. Thanks!

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi Gert, I love the look of this butter cake and it has coffee in it....my favorite morning drink:D Got to try this too as I have all the ingredients (leftovers too!)

bommayi bomma said...

Nice

My Little Space said...

Love the coffee flavour. I would love to add on some cream. Slurppp....
Kristy

ICook4Fun said...

Victoria Bakes, ha ha I love this cake too.

Mel, thanks for trying this cake out.

Shereen, make some macaroons with the almond flour. I too just bought a kilo of it.

Ann, yes it does :)

Phong Hong, try it.

Mai Has, yes it is.

ICook4Fun said...

Katie, thank you.

Rachael, thank you.

Aunty Young, thanks for trying this cake out.

Jeannie, mine too but can't drink too much. Can't sleep at night :)

Bommayi, thanks.

Kristy, you can add it :)