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Try the recipe for an easy almond cake this weekend

Add a healthy touch to indulgent desserts with almonds

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Nov 11, 2016 20:02 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
Meenakshi Iyer
Hindustan Times
Almonds,from the pantry,cocoatease
Moist almond cake(Aalok Soni/HT)

Almonds are not only rich in vitamins but also add a sumptuous touch to desserts. Apart from vitamin E, almonds are a good source of dietary fibre, fatty acids and proteins. In this edition, our expert chef whips up a quick and easy almond cake.

Moist almond cake

Recipe by: Mohit Khilnani, co-owner of Cocoatease

Preparation time: 40 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients for the cake (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)


All-purpose flour: 150g

Unsalted butter: 250g

Caster sugar: 250g

Lemon juice: 1tbsp

Almond meal: 150g

Flaked almonds: 15-20g

Vanilla pod: One

Eggs: 5


Grease and line a loaf tin or use a loaf liner.

Cream together the butter and 180 to 200g of sugar, until light and fluffy.

Add in egg yolks, vanilla and lemon juice.

Sift the flour and fold it into the mixture.

Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl with the remaining sugar, to form a stiff meringue.

Fold in the almond meal.

Now, combine both the butter mix and the meringue in parts.

Pour into a mould and bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 40 mins, until a skewer comes out clean.

First Published: Nov 11, 2016 00:00 IST