Servings: 8 servings
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¾ cup all purpose flour | maida
- ⅓ cup curd | plain unflavoured yogurt
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp almond extract
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 180 degree c / 350 degree F. Line a 8 inch round cake pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with oil and set aside.
Take yogurt, oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in a bowl and mix well.
Add in baking powder and mix well.
Add in almond flour and regular flour and fold gently.
Spoon this into the cake pan and gently spread it evenly.
Top with sliced almonds and pop it into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 mins till it is golden and completely cooked.
Remove it from oven and leave it to cool for 10 mins.
Now unmould it gently and serve.
- If you don't have almond flour on hand. You could take 1/3 cup of whole almonds and powder in a blender till fine and use it.
- Never over mix the batter else it may get hard and dense.
- Almond extract is optional, you can skip it if you don't have it.
- Instead of oil, you can use melted butter.
HOW TO BAKE FRENCH ALMOND CAKE IN A PRESSURE COOKER
Preheat a pressure cooker or any pot for 5 mins.
Place a little separator at the bottom of the pot.
Place the cake pan over it. cover with lid and cook on very low heat until baked.
If you are using pressure cooker for baking, don't use whistle and the rubber gasket. Else it may melt.
Alternatively you could add some salt or sand in the bottom of the pot or pressure and place the cake pan over it and bake.
BAKE AHEAD, STORAGE & FREEZING
French Almond Cake can be stored at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. Cakes can be stored in fridge for a week. You can freeze them for upto a month. Thaw the cakes in fridge overnight before serving.
You could store the almond cake at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Store it in a air tight container in fridge for over a week.
You can serve this cake warm with a dollop of greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream.
Serving: 1servings | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg
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