Thursday, February 2, 2012

Almond cake with fresh strawberries

The aroma is magnificent.

The texture is so delicate it melts in your mouth.
Have you ever baked with almond flour?

I made my first almond cake from a recipe I found on the back of  Bob's Red Mill almond flour package. 
 I made a few modifications: the original recipe called for 4 eggs, but I substituted two eggs with flax-seed meal and I added 1 teaspoon of rum (I felt like experimenting!)
Here is the recipe for the Magically Moist Almond Cake
adapted from:  Bob's Red Mill package

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
*4 eggs ( I only used 2 eggs)
*to substitute 1 egg, mix 1 Tbsp of flax seed meal with 3 Tbsp of water in a small bowl and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup of almond flour
1/2 organic coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
*1 tsp rum

Cream butter and sugar until smooth
Add in eggs, one at a time, then add flax-seed mixture and mix well 
Add milk, vanilla and rum and mix together.

In a separate bowl:
combine flours, salt and baking powder
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well mixed ( I don't have an electric mixer so I used a hand mixer)
Spread into a greased 9" x 13" cake pan and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.


 The cake was crumbly, maybe because I substituted 2 eggs with flax-seed meal, regardless it was yummy! 




P.s. (Took Beli to the pediatrician again, she has an ear infection so we are on our first round of antibiotics for the year, the last time she had antibiotics was back in 2009 before we moved overseas!)
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Have a wonderful day!


8 comments:

  1. I've never used almond flour, but the cake sure looks yummy!...Sorry about Beli's ear infection. :-( Antibiotics...NO FUN!

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    1. thanks, she is already saying she doesn't like antibiotic, and we are only half way!

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  2. I am learning something new too. This looks interesting and the strawberries look like a good combination. Wishing Beli a speedly recovery

    Helen

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    1. Helen, I;m really glad that I tried the almond flour, and the coconut flour was also a good combination, made the cake very moist.

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  3. Looks yummy! I'll have to fine the almond flour and coconut flour at the store though. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

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  4. finish those antibiotics Beli, and get well soon from your infection.
    too many people (here) think "ah, I feel better" breeding resistant bacteria.
    (sorry, I just had to mention this).

    and now for the CAKE, as it looks that delicious I guess it's finished already.
    gonna try this one for sure, however strawberries are hard to find today in Croatia.
    if not, gonna think of an alternative (mandarins perhaps).

    to your question, yes yes yes, I recently baked with almond flour and yes yes yes it tasted great !
    guess followers with a good kitchen machine can try to grind it with peeled almonds.
    I am gonna try to grind my own coconut flour, so thanks for that tip !

    news for hubby: we're in the middle of true winter in Dalmacija, heavy snow, freezing cold, no driving for anybody, but hey, what a great weather, sitting at the table with neighbors/friends enjoying the heat from the woodstove, the view, bura howling and an orahovic or a glass of wine (and stir fried peeled almonds).
    life's great !

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  5. oh dear, have to react to your not having a mixer !!!
    ask hubby for one, and tell him to hurry, as to get "fluffy" cakes, a mixer is a "must have" or "must get" !
    or perhaps even better, tell him to please you with a kitchen machine that mixes, grinds, cuts, all of it for the sake of home made goodies.

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  6. Actually, I just made special muffins with almond flour. And I added some cognac, so we are both on the right track, you and I! ;) That cake looks so delicious I just might have to give it a try!

    Sorry to hear about Beli, I hope she will be okay soon!

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