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Cake never lets you down!

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Todays weekend plans included watching a good game of cricket while enjoying my favourite Almond Blueberry Cake. Turns out rain may cancel the game today, but thank God for this cake which never disappoints ….

Almond Blueberry Cake

Almond Blueberry Cake

The original recipe belongs to ‘Entertaining with Beth’ but I have re-written the recipe in my own way.

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour (sifted): 1 and 1/2 cup
Caster Sugar: 1 cup
Baking Powder: 2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter (melted): 3/4 cups
Vegetable Oil: 1/4 cup
Water: 1/4 cup
Eggs (large): 2
Almond Essence: 1 and 1/2 tsp
Blueberries: 170 gms or as required
Flaked Almonds: enough to cover the top of the cake
Icing Sugar (optional): to garnish

Method:
Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 10″ cake tin and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients together i.e. butter, oil, sugar, eggs, and water.
In a separate bowl, sift and mix all the dry ingredients together i.e. flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture a little at a time. Fold the mixture with the help of a spatula until well-combined.
Add the blueberries to the flour mixture and carefully fold the mixture.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and give the mixture one final mix.
Pour the mixture in your greased cake tin. Add the flaked almonds on top of the cake mixture.
Gently tap cake tin on your counter to make sure the cake is levelled properly.
Bake in your pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

It’s tea time!

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The recipe I’m sharing with you today makes a perfect tea time snack, and also happens to be one of my favourites .. Almond Cake! I learnt something new while baking this one … the role of Ricotta Cheese in baking. So for those of you who are new to baking, Ricotta Cheese is mainly used to bake light cakes .. and specially in case of Almond Cake which can be quite dense, the use of ricotta cheese makes it delicious and light. See, we learn something new everyday! 🙂

I got a thumbs up from my husband when I baked this cake for tea. So do give it a try to impress your friends and family too! 🙂

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The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
Almond Powder: 1/2 cup
Ricotta Cheese: 1/2 cup
Baking Powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Caster Sugar: 10 tbsp
Unsalted Butter: 6tbsp
Golden Syrup: 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence: 1 tbsp
Eggs: 3

For the topping:
Blanched Almonds: to cover the entire cake tin base
Unsalted Butter: 2 tbsp Read the rest of this entry