Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Almond Loaf Cake




This is the cake that I forgot to take a picture of in my last post, the almond cake that tasted great but was too greasy from all the butter. This time I reduced the amount of butter and allowed the batter to rest in the fridge before transferring it to the tin.

As soon as it came out of the oven, the tripolatas were all over it, I'm surprised that I was able to take the picture. They kept coming over to the book case (the only place were there is enough light), trying to pick out the almonds. In the end I gave each of them a few sprinkles of the almonds to tied tem over til dinner time.



After dinner, the cake came back out and I got three seals of approval. However, after eating it, tripolata#1 asked for biscuits and wasn't impressed to hear that I hadn't baked any.

This boy must think I have nothing else to do...Anyway, here's what you'll need for the loaf cake.

150g unsalted butter
140g golden castor sugar
3 large eggs
1.5 tsp almond extract
150g self raising flour
A handful of flaked almonds
1/2 - 1 tbsp of icing sugar

This is what you'll need to do...

1. Melt the butter in a pan taking care not to burn it.


melted butter


2. Once melted set aside to cool. Whilst the butter is cooling, put the sugar and eggs into the mixer and mix for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the almond extract and then mix a little more.

Egg and sugar mix


4. Sift the flour into the sugar and egg mix, and carefully mix in until just incorporated.
5. Pour in the melted butter and carefully mix this in too.

Almond Loaf Cake Batter


6. Cover with cling film and place in the frigde for about 30 minutes.
7. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/350°F/gas 4. Line the loaf tin and pour in the batter.

lined cake tin
The base of the tin was lightly greased to keep the lining in place

Almond Loaf Cake batter


8. Sprinkle the almonds on top, then bake for about 35 minutes.
9. Once baked let the cake cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin. Once the cake has completely cooled, sift the icing sugar over it.

Almond Loaf Cake


10. Eat and enjoy.


Almond Loaf Cake by @MrsUMakes


19 comments:

  1. It sounds yummy! Also, I love that picture with the negative space fork, it's so clever.

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    1. Thank you Agos, I've been trying to improve my pictures. I remembered seeing something similar being done on TV with a knife and fork and chocolate . Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Awesome! I love your cake and thanks for sharing! I'm copying this yummy cake!
    FABBY

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  3. this is really a pretty cake, thanks for sharing this on Friday Frenzy this week. HOpe to see you again next week with more recipes and crafts:)

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    1. Thanks Maria, you'll definitely see me there.

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  4. Oh, this looks so delicious! I'm pinning now :)

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  5. Diane, thank you for sharing this at my link party at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com ! I love almonds and I love loaf cakes -- this looks like a winner to me!

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    1. I love almonds too Mary, I pretty much like anything with nuts in it.

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  6. Wow, this looks awesome, sometimes baking can be a trial and error, but seems as though it was a winner!

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    1. I know what you mean Antoinette, I was a little disappointed when I first made this because it didn't turn out the way I'd hoped, but I was delighted that I got it right in the end.

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  7. A couple of ingredients for a yummy loaf! Thank you for sharing. I juts need to pin this. :)

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  8. Hi Diane! I absolutely love almond and this sounds (and looks!) amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend - will be pinning to our party board. Hope you are having a happy and wonderful weekend!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe at the #WWDParty - hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Mmm ... this sounds absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it:)

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  11. Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  12. This sounds amazing! I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade Party. You are being featured, so check back on Sunday and grab our button. See you soon!!! www.mommyondemand.com

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  13. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) Your bread looks wonderful, I love the idea of lining the bread pan, I will have to give that try! I hope you stop by and join us again this week! http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/04/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-5.html

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