Sunday, October 18, 2009

almond cake

Carrot Almond Cake For Child
By Eric YL Nyioh

This is a classic foolproof cake that is at once delicious and nutrition. If you are looking for a birthday cake that is different from those commercially available, try this cake would bring extra sparkle to the birthday child's eye!

For an 18cm cake and a smaller top tier, just make 1½ times this recipe.

Ingredients:
150g margarine

200g plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

½ teaspoon mixed spice

Pinch of salt

1 cup grated raw carrot

½ cut chopped canned pineapple

4 eggs
230g brown sugar

200g ground almonds

Method:

  • Melt margarine in a pan over gentle heat. Leave to cool.
  • Sieve flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and salt together twice.
  • Squeeze out half the juice from the carrot and pineapple.
  • Beat eggs and sugar in a cake mixer till light and thick.
  • Fold in almonds, carrot, flour mixture, pineapple and melted margarine.
  • Pour batter into a greased and paper-lined tin. Bake at 160c for 45 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Leave cake in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Ice with cream cheese frosting if desired.


Cream cheese frosting ingredients:
125g cream cheese

60g butter

250g icing sugar

Method:

  • In a cake mixer, whip cream cheese with butter. Add icing sugar gradually, beating well between each addition.
  • Spread on the carrot cake.
  • Allow the icing to become firm before cutting the cake.


Note: The cake can be baked a day in advance and the icing spread on after the cake has cooled.

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