Lemon Almond Cake

Happy New Year to all of you. Here I bring to you a sweet treat to start this New Year. This lemon almond cake is quick, easy and yummy…

lemon-cake

The Christmas celebrations around gives me motivation to try my hand on baking. I am in awe of the immense talent showcased in baking and decorating cakes.  It is remarkable to see how the baking designers transform a classic cake into a marvelous looking creative cake.

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I am a huge cake fan. Cake in the traditional sense of when you think of birthday cake – the fluffy white, yellow and chocolate cake with frosting, or tons of other cake desserts, or cheese cakes and the list goes on and on.

lemon-almond-cake

LEMON ALMOND CAKE

Prep time: 20 min | Cooking time: 50 min | Serves: 4

  • 200 gms unsalted butter
  • Some extra butter for greasing
  • 200 gms castor sugar
  • Finely grated rind and juice of one lemon
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 140 gm ground almonds
  • 150 gm self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For syrup

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 55 gm caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  1. Preheat oven to 180c (350F). Lightly grease a 8 inch round deep cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Dry roast almonds and grind them into fine powder and set aside.
  3. Beat together butter and sugar till it is pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the lemon rind, lemon juice, beaten eggs and ground almond.
  5. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir until evenly mixed
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
  7. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 mins or until just firm to touch and golden brown.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for around 20 mins.
  9. For the syrup, place the lemon juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to boil and simmer for 3-4 mins, or until slightly reduced and syrupy.
  10. Turn out the cake into a wire cooling rack then drizzle half of the syrup evenly over the surface. Leave to cool completely.
  11. Cut the cake into slices, drizzle the extra syrup over the top and serve.
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