Showing posts with label almond tea cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label almond tea cake. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Almond Tea Cake

Woke up  only to find another rainy and greyish day today. I was supposed to make some Ginger Cut Out Cookies  but I feel lazy going to the store to get some fresh ginger so I quickly found some ingredients in my pantry for Almond Tea Cake. So this was what I did this morning.

This simple almond cake is a good companion to drink with a warm cup of tea in the afternoon or coffee in the morning during a cold rainy day. In fact I am having it with a cup of Mint Rose tea right now and it just perfect for the afternoon treat during a wet weather in New York.

I love the cake liner  bought from Ikea a while a go.  I knew I wanted to put the batter in the Ikea cake liner.  And they are pretty as a Christmas little cakes on the table as well.


Almond Tea Cake

~ 1 cup almond meal
~ 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
~ 3/4 cup egg whites (from 5 to 6 large eggs), at room temperature
~ 1 cup sugar
~ 1 tbsp honey at room temperature or slightly warm
~ 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1. Whisk together the almond meal and flour until blended.
2. In a stand mixer on medium speed, whisk the egg whites. When the whites change from loose to slightly loose foam, add the sugar in a steady sprinkle, over 4 to 6 minutes. The whites will be glossy and moist.
3. Sift the flour mixture over the egg whites in 3 or 4 portions. Gently fold each addition before adding the next.
4. Fold int he honey, followed by the butter. The batter should be glossy, light and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap; let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat the oven to 425 deg. Brush the cups on a mini cupcake tin with additional melted butter. Sift all-purpose flour over the molds to coat them, invert, and tap several times to shake out the excess.
6. Spoon the batter into the molds, filling them three-quarters full. Bake until golden brown about 35 minutes.


Happy baking Everyone?