Saturday, August 17, 2013

Raspberry, Chocolate and Almond Cake

It made a welcome change to make a cake that isn't either filled or covered in buttercream but we did serve the cake warm with double cream poured over, and very nice it was too.

Chocolate and raspberries go really well together, the cake will keep covered for a few days in the fridge. It slices well and will freeze too.

The cake testers gave this one the thumbs up.......

I'll let you take a peek behind the curtains of Kitchen Delights new kitchen sometime in September, the finishing touches are taking longer than we anticipated.

In the meantime to make this delicious cake -

You will need:

150g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
2 large eggs
150g self-raising flour
50ml milk
150g ground almonds
135g dark chocolate chips
150g frozen raspberries
25g flaked almonds
Icing sugar
Double cream to serve

1. Grease and line a 20cm springform cake tin.
2. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC.
3. Beat the caster sugar and butter together until it is a light and fluffy consistency.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time and add a tablespoon of flour with the last egg, beating well.  Add the milk and keep on beating.
5. Sieve the flour over the egg mixture and fold in.  Add the ground almonds and chocolate chips and fold these in to the batter.  Now carefully fold in the frozen raspberries.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and sprinkle over the flaked almonds.
7. Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked through.  Cool and then release the tin and leave on a wire rack to cool completely.
8. Sieve the icing sugar and dust over the cake.
9. Best served with cream.


Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Gorgeous cake Maggie! Even more delicious drenched in cream :)

The Caked Crusader said...

Ooh nice cake! I do love a good almond cake...and this sure looks a good one!

Gloria Baker said...

Maggie look delicious and perfect:)

Janice Pattie said...

Oh how delightful, pretty much all of my favourite flavours.

Caroline Taylor said...

Raspberries, chocolate and almond. What a marvellous combination, would love a slice!

Aimee / Wallflower Girl said...

What a beautiful cake! I love the combination of almonds, chocolate and berries so this would be heaven for me :-)

Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

A wonderful combination of flavours Maggie! I'd like one or two slices!

Lin, Pain d'Epices & Chocolat said...

Hello Margaret,
I am coming back to your blog today to write down this recipe. I saw it the other day and decided I had to come back for it.
I hope you are fine. I can see that you've been to France, and enjoyed it (of course).
I also saw your Pinterest board which is most convenient to find the recipe we want.

Maggie said...

Hi Veronique - thank you for the comment, I will be in touch very soon.