This is a magnificent cake. I hear Almond cakes come from Spain. You may find one there in every pastry shop. Tempting and inviting you to just have a bite. This Almond cake has a bit of a twist. A berry-licious twist.
It has a firm but moist crust which comes from almonds with a kick of orange juice just for that zing. The Berries, of course a combination of cranberries and blueberries is uncommon, but it does wonders in enhancing the flavors of this cake. The soft sourness from blueberries beautifully balances the sweetness of the cake.
Why this cake:
Almonds, berries, juices, eggs, milk. What more could one ask for from a cake .My kids tiffin options are sorted and the sweet tooth cravings are satisfied.
Almond Berries Marble Cake
A delicious,rich,moist and wholesome cake made from Almonds and berries.The orange /kinu juice adding just a little zing just compliments its flavors.
For creating the marbel effect on top
- 2 tbsp cocoa mix 2 tbsp cocoa powder with 1 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven @200 degrees Celsius.
Grease a bundt pan and keep aside.
Cream the butter and sugar.Add 3 eggs,one at a time and beat till well incorporated.
Add vanilla essence and kinu juice and beat again to mix well.
Now, Sieve together all the dry ingredients together: flour,baking powder,sugar,ground almond/almond flour and milk powder.
Take 1 tsp flour from the this and coat your mixed dry berries.This ensures that the berries do not sink at the bottom while baking.Keep the berries aside.
Now, add the flour mix to the egg and milk mixture gradually and mix gently till well incorporated.
Now,add the berries and mix gently.
Pour this mixture into your greased Bundt pan.
To create marble swirls: Mix 2 tbsp cocoa powder with 1 tbsp milk and mix well.Pour strings of this mix with a spoon on the top of the cake.Mix these strings with a toothpick or stick roughly in one direction to make swirls.
Put this into the oven and reduce the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes or till done.The time differs oven to oven so please follow as per yours and check in between to avoid over cooking.
- Coat the berries with a little flour to avoid sinking at the bottom.