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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chocolate Almond Cake with Double Icing


            This cake was specially made for my hubby on his birthday on Jan 31st, who is a really freak of rich chocolate cakes...He just loved the soft & spongy cake with crunchy almonds to take a bite in between....Both, the butter & chocolate icing were just mouth melting..He took the cake to office the next day & it was finished by his colleagues...According to him, I got many cake admirers out there now....All just loved it...It is rich, yet light & fluffy at the same time.... Each bite turns out to be your favorite...


Ingredients (for cake)

1.Butter-150 gm
2.Coffee-1 tsp
3.Milk-1 tsp
4.Powdered Sugar (Caster sugar)-175 gm (3/4th cup to 1 cup)
5.Eggs-3
6.All Purpose Flour-1 1/4 cup
7.Baking powder-2 tsp
8.Cocoa powder- 2 tbsp
9.Yoghurt-3 tbsp
10.Almonds(Badam)-10-15 (chopped)

Ingredients (for double butter icing)

10.Icing Sugar-3/4 cup
11.Butter-150 gm
12.Whipping cream/Milk- 2  tbsp
13.Cocoa powder-1 tbsp
14.Pineapple Jam/Any jam-1 tbsp (optional)


Preparation (of cake)

~Sift together flour, baking powder, caster sugar,cocoa powder in a large bowl.
~Mix coffee powder with milk & pour into the dry mix.


~Soften butter & add to the mix.
~Beat yoghurt separately & add to the mix.
~Now add eggs one by one to the mix & beat well for 2-3 mins.
~Prepare the glossy batter without any lumps.
~Add the chopped almonds & mix well. 



~Divide the batter into two baking trays & bake for 20-25 mins & cool.
~Else cook in a pressure cooker two times to get two cakes for 20 mins in low flame.



Preparation (of double butter icing)

~Soften butter & mix with milk/whipping cream.
~Add the icing sugar to it & combine well.
~Take one prepared cake which has to be at the bottom & paste a layer of this butter icing on top of it.


~Now keep the next cake on top & give a small press with your hands..
~Add cocoa powder to the rest of the icing & prepare the next icing.
~Paste this on top of the next cake.
~Decorate the cake according to your wish.


~Mix pineapple jam to the rest of the icing & spread it over the cake for extra flavor.
~I spread on the top sides of the cake..We just loved that combination...


Linking to : Vardhini's Sweet Luv - 2013


Linking to : Nayna's Lets Cook/Bake for Valentines






Linking to : Vardhini's Bake Fest & Surabhi's BAKE FEST # 16



Linking to : Priya's Valentine's Day Recipe Contest


29 comments:

  1. beautiful cake... i'm sure the combination of chocolate and almonds would be fantastic... following u...
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    1. Ohh..d combo was simply osm with pineapple jam too..:) wud luv 2 follow u too...

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  2. nice one..
    Thanks linking to Bake Fest # 16
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  3. Looks so yummy da...belated wishes to your hubby...

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  5. Delicious cake love it yummy cake.

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    1. Thnks 4 d compliment Princy...Keep visiting..:)

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  8. Cake looks lovely, perfect V- day treat :)

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    1. Thnks Usha..Do keep visiting..another valentine day special is on d way !!

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    And the cake looks super tempting.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Wow...thnks so greatful of u...Hw do i accept it dear..

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  13. รจ meravigliosa complimenti :) ciao
    Rosy

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  14. Beautiful cake, i love almond and chocolate combination... girl how did i miss your blog? anyways so happy to follow you... Happy Valentine's Day :)

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