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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Chocolate Almond Cake

















Cake Ingredients:

250 gm. Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup Self raising flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup Ground almonds

Ganache: Microwave till chocolate melts and combine with whipping cream.

250 gm. cooking chocolate
200 gm. whipping cream

Method:

(1) Cream butter and sugar till creamy.
(2) Add in eggs one at a time till well combined before the next addition.
(3) Add in fresh milk alternately with the flour and cocoa powder mixture.
(4) Fold in ground almonds.
(5) Pour into a 9" Round tray and bake at 175C for about 50 - 60 mins. or till well-cooked. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
(6) Slice cake into 2 pieces and sandwich them with ganache and then cover the whole cake with ganache. Decorate as desired.
(7) Chill cake before slicing.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

aunty,

could you pls post this recipe as i'm a BIG fan of choc? i guess everyone would have agree with me that you'll certainly get a big thumbs up for posting any recipes that are related to choc.

i think it's a great recipe for mothers' day too.

thanks,
Janet

Maya said...

Hi Aunty, this looks deliciously sinful, though I don't like almonds.
: )

anuja said...

this looks so delicious!!

anuja

delia said...

aunty,
how do you do the design on top & sides of the cake? very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty, you did a real need work on the ganache. The cake looks so delicious. Yam...yam.....


Alice

pat said...

omg aunty, this looks so delicious...almonds and chocolate...YUMS!!!...can you please post the recipe for this?

fiona said...

Hi aunty,
This is another beautiful cake, it's so well decorated. Did you use the 'custard' type of frosting. Will wait patiently for you to post this recipe. Thanks alot :)
fiona

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

You're marvellous cook and baker!!!, every day i visit your website and found that you posted a few recipes for us to share.
many thanks!!!
Plse take a rest and look after your health.
May God bless you!!

Love from caecilia

yochana said...

Hi caecilia,

thanks for your blessings and kind words.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi delia,

Use the cheapest material....the fork. Follow the way I do it and you'll have the mat design.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi maya, pat, anuja,fiona

thanks for your kind words.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanks alot... :) hee... u know wad i meant.;)

yummy...yummy..

oh yes, and the macaroons are real addictive! Thumbs up lucy!

Regards
Mei

yochana said...

Hi Mei,

Glad you like it.

Told you....Macaroons are very addictive. Once you start, there's no ending, whether it's eating or baking.

rgds...

Anonymous said...

hee.. ya..

I love the coffee ones very much maybe cos I'm partly a coffee addict. haa..

Next one on my mind will be your coffee kahlua chiffon. ;p...

Regards
Mei

Anonymous said...

Hope u r fine Aunty,
As after doing so much work daily you must got tired..plz takecare and give us the beautifull goodies..this cake soo deliciousss..u know my mouth is watering :)..and i'm agreed with Janet...plz aunty post tis recipe the ganache is soo perfect.
takecare of yourself,
Samreen.

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty, I saw that the ganache layer on the cake is very thick .. May I know how did yhou do that? WHen you pour the ganache layer on the cake, it will flow all over to the sides right? How come the ganache layer can accumulate on top of the cake making it thick? Can you tell me your secret leh? Heheh.. Thanks for sharing aunty..

wen

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty, I saw that the ganache layer on the cake is very thick .. May I know how did yhou do that? WHen you pour the ganache layer on the cake, it will flow all over to the sides right? How come the ganache layer can accumulate on top of the cake making it thick? Can you tell me your secret leh? Heheh.. Thanks for sharing aunty..

wen

yochana said...

Hi wen,

If you want the ganache to stay, u must have more chocolate than the cream and if you want flowy, the cream must be more than the chocolate.

rgds

Bella cook said...

hi aunty,

there are two layers of cake right??

rgds,
Nina

yochana said...

Hi Nina,

Yes, slice the cake into two and sandwich with ganache.

rgds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty!

I am Caroline from the Philippines. I've been reading your blog and I love it. Your cakes looks so delicious! I just want to ask where n singapore can I enroll myself in Baking classes especially breads. Thank you aunty! I hope you can help me.

Caroline

yochana said...

Hi caroline,

For Bread, you can enrol with BITC - Baking Industry Training Centre.

Login into this website: www.bitc.com.sg

rgds

anuja said...

aunty, could i have the proportion you used for the thick ganache?

regds,
anuja

n2inpink said...

Dear Aunty,

Looks super sinful !!
can pls share the recipe?

have a blessed weekend!

Anonymous said...

hi yochana,

this looks delicious
can u share the recipe??

thanks,
Kim

fiona said...

Thank you aunty for sharing the recipe so quickly :)
fiona

Lilee said...

Hi Lucy, been a long time since I wrote to u; although I still read your blog almost everyday. I would like to try baking this for a friend's birthday but she is allergic to nuts. So, what can I substitute the ground almond with, without compromising the result of the cake? Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

aunty,

thanks for sharing this recipe. it looks simple tho. wanna ask:

1. can i melt the choc by boiling the cream, then stir in the choc till melt? (can't trust my microw)
2. can i substitute milk for buttermilk?

thanks,
Janet

Anonymous said...

helo aunty,
i just want to ask do i hav to whip the cream for ganachi ??? or i just melt the chocolate and mix it ???
thanks

Anonymous said...

helo aunty
i just want to ask do i have to whip the cream for ganache ?? or i can melt the chocolate and mix it with cream without whipping the cream???
thanks
hj

Aunty Yochana said...

hi hj,

no need to whip the cream, melt with the chocolate and stir till smooth.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi, Aunty

It's Ai Mee again. I baked the cake last night. It turned out very oily and kind of 'wet' looking after i have refrigerate it. I followed everything.

1. What did i do wrong?

2. Are you using extra large eggs? The 85gm?

3. Use mixer til mix everything and only use hand to fold in the ground almond?

4. What brand are you using for the cooking chocolate? It's hard to find a good brand at my place. My ganache turned out looking 'sandy' instead of smooth looking like yours.

5. Can i use normal chocolate like cadsbury or vochelle instead of cooking chocolate?

I feel disappointed... Can't seem to bake beautiful cakes like you. I haven't try the Mango Yogurt Cake again. But i do have a few questions to ask if you don't mind.

Thanks for your time, Aunty. I hope you can answer my questions then i will know what i did wrong.

God bless.

Regards
Ai Mee

Insatiable Princess said...

Hie Aunty Yochana,

I am a big fan of your blog. I am just done baking this almond cake. It looks nice, but I realized that the ingredients has sinked to the bottom layer of the cake.

Do you know what went wrong?

Insatiable Princess said...

Hie Aunty Yochana,

I am a big fan of yours. I am just done baking the cake. I realized that the cake has sinked to the bottom and is heavier at the bottom.

Do you know the reason why?

Insatiable Princess said...

Hie Aunty Yochana,

I am a big fan of yours. I am just done baking the cake. I realized that the cake has sinked to the bottom and is heavier at the bottom.

Do you know the reason why?

Anonymous said...

mine cracked badly on top.. Shall i add more milk? I used skimmed milk.. Can aunty help? I always had this problem when making cake related to chocolate, don't know why... Regards, wen wen

delia said...

aunty, i baked this cake for father's day but it came out dense and heavy. what went wrong?

cakesandshoes said...

Hi Aunty YO!

Love ur recipes! Please keep them coming. I baked this cake last night.
1. It sank right after I took it out of the oven. Why does it sink?

2. The cake seemed heavy and packed, kinda dense.

Please tell me what happened aunty Yo!

Thank you so much!
Regards,
Gabrielle