Thursday, December 19, 2013

almond meal cake with strawberries and cream

Happy first birthday to our little bumblee.

 
We went on a tour about how fish are bred and raised at the Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Archie squealed in delight every time the fish splashed around when fed.

 And then we went home for cake!

Almond Meal Cake with Strawberries and Cream

1 1/2 cups of Almond Meal
1/4 cup Organic Self Raising Flour
200g Unsalted Butter
1 cup of Caster Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
4 eggs
300ml Double Cream
Strawberries to decorate cake

Preheat oven 180ÂșC
  1. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla bean paste until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at time.
  2. Fold in the almond meal and self raising flour with a wooden spoon.
  3. Spoon the mixture in to a lined 20cm cake pan.
  4. Bake in oven for 50 mins or until cake comes away from the sides of the pan. Let cake pan cool for 10 mins before turning on to a wire rack.
  5. Lightly whisk double cream.
  6. Spread jam on top of cake (I used Hanks Jam) and then whisk cream and top with strawberries (ours were from our garden).
I took a fairly unhealthy recipe and made it simpler and healthier. I think it was the perfect summery cake for a first birthday. Happy special day little one. xx


5 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your precious little one, Zena! Isn't it a lovely age? That cake looks really nice especially with your own homegrown strawberries gracing the top of it. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! Archie is such a delight...the cake was so delicous.

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