Friday 27 March 2015

Super Moist Almond Butter Cake 超湿润杏仁奶油蛋糕(中英食谱)

Do you love butter cakes? I don't quite always like it, but somehow I just can't resist this almond butter cake which is so fragrant and really moist in texture with the addition of almond meal. (finely grounded almond) It is so delicious that I went for a second and THIRD helping...rather unusual for one who is not a fan of butter cake! Do give this cake a try as it will not disappoint you and be sure to use premium butter for a superior taste! 


Look how moist the cake is!

Super Moist Almond Butter Cake 
(english recipe adapted and modified from here中文食谱由Baking Taitai翻译)

Ingredients:(makes an 8" cake)

125g all purpose/plain flour (I used Blue Jacket patent flour)
75g  ground almond (I used Redman superfine ground almond)
1.5tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
170g unsalted premium butter, softened (I used President butter)
145g caster sugar
2 big eggs (I used 80g ones) 
1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract 
180ml fresh milk


125克  中筋面粉 (我用水手牌特级粉心粉)
75克 杏仁粉 (我用奋发超细杏仁粉)
1.5茶匙 发粉
1/2茶匙 盐
170克 无盐优质牛油,室温软化 (我用总统牛油)
145克 细砂糖
2 粒大鸡蛋(我用80克的)
1.5茶匙 纯香草精
180毫升 鲜牛奶

Methods 做法:
1. Preheat oven to 175ºC. (updated) Grease and line an 8" cake pan.

​2. ​In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.

​3. Use an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy for about 2 minutes.

​4. ​Add vanilla ​extract and beat in eggs gradually ​until well-combined.

​5. ​On low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts​ (​ 1/2, 1/4 and 1/4​)​, alternating with milk.

​6. ​Switch mixer to medium and beat for 10 to 15 seconds, just until batter appears uniform.

​7. ​Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula or knife.

8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it reaches a dark-gold color and an inserted cake tester comes out clean. (I tented the top of cake with aluminium foil after 30 minutes as the surface was browning too fast and the inside of cake not cook through yet. ) 

9. Remove from oven, let rest in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool. Sift with icing sugar if desired. 
9。从烤箱取出蛋糕,在模里休息5分钟,再转移到凉网散热。 可撒上过筛的糖粉再享用。

Notes 小提示:
1. During baking, the surface of cake brown too fast and there was a little crack on the surface too. Will reduce my Brandt oven temperature to 175ºC and bake a little longer next time. 

2. In step 5, remember to use half portion of flour when adding the first time. Reason for this is because the first addition of flour will be fully coated with the fat and does not form gluten. Gluten is what makes a cake tough so it is a good idea to add more flour at the first stage. 

Feedback given by readers who have tried this recipe:

Vivien Koh says:"The cake texture is perfect, moist and fluffy! "

读者说:" 蛋糕的质感好完美,又湿润又蓬松!"

Chong Tet Chu says:"The cake is moist and yummy, thanks for the wonderful recipe!"

读者说:"这蛋糕好湿润又好吃,谢谢你分享这么棒的食谱! "

Kim Loo says:"The cake tasted so good and my little girl almost finish half the cake! Too delicious I had to bake 2 more!"

读者说:"蛋糕很好吃,我的小女儿吃掉半个蛋糕。。。因为太美味了,又烘焙了两个! "

Updated on 27 June 2016
Click 'HERE' for a healthy and low-fat version Almond Butter Cake recipe. 
点击“” 看健康又低脂的杏仁奶油蛋糕食谱。 

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 The cooking temperature as suggested in all my recipes serve as a guideline. Every oven has different thermostat, you may have to adjust the temperature and timing to suit your oven. Different brand of ingredients have different composites, thus there may be a slight difference in the end result.  食谱里的烘烤温度和时间只是供参考,每一架烤炉的恒温器都不同,请自己调适。不同品牌的材料有不同的复合材料,所以最终成品有可能稍有不同。

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Buttercreem said...

hi, thank you for the recipe. Would appreciate if you can help me with the oven setting - if I am using a table-top oven, should I set top & bottom heat with fan? Thank you

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Buttercream,

Just set your oven temp to 175 degree celcius top bottom heat will do, fan is not required.

Unknown said...

Hi Cheryl! This cake of yours sure looks moist! Almond and butter in a moist fluffy cake sounds like a winner to me! :) Would love to try it someday and hopefully someday soon! Thank for sharing!

Unknown said...

does the batter Look the same as normal sponge cake batter since it requires almond flour.
I am baking this cake now. I found tat the batter looked a bit weird to me . Appreciate ur advise

Baking Taitai said...

Please refer to my step by step photos for reference.

summer said...

It turn out inside when eating is wet but then it not uncook, is the cake like tat?

Baking Taitai said...

Hi summer, yes this is normal because of the addition of ground almond, the oil from the almond is released during baking and thus the texture appears damp that's why this cake has a super moist texture.