Friday, July 6, 2012

Almond – Crusted Butter Cake




  
It’s   The Home Bakers challenge  (THB)  again & we’ve baking our 5th coffee cake from the  Lou Siebert Pappas’s cookbook – Coffee Cakes. This time we’re be baking the almond crusted butter cake chosen by  Emily  from  Emily’S Cooking  (Makan2)Foray.





Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 8

These were some of the thoughts which occupied Anne, while her fingers were mechanically at work, proceeding for half an hour together, equally without error, and without consciousness. Once she felt that he was looking at herself, observing her altered features, perhaps, trying to trace in them the ruins of the face which had once charmed him; and once she knew that he must have spoken of her; she was hardly aware of it, till she heard the answer; but then she was sure of his having asked his partner whether Miss Elliot never danced?  
The answer was, "Oh, no; never; she has quite given up dancing.  She had rather play. She is never tired of playing." Once, too, he spoke to her.  She had left the instrument on the dancing being over, and he had sat down to try to make out an air which he wished to give the Miss Musgroves an idea of.  Unintentionally she returned to that part of the room; he saw her, and, instantly rising, said, with studied politeness
"I beg your pardon, madam, this is your seat;" and though she immediately drew back with a decided negative, he was not to be induced to sit down again.
Anne did not wish for more of such looks and speeches.  His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.




Almond – Crusted  Butter Cake
For full recipe please  hop over to  Emily’S Cooking  (Makan2) Foray &  more lovely bakes from other members of THB ,HERE









32 comments:

  1. Hi Kit,
    Your cake is lovely and cute! The shape is so cute and the colourful sprinkles in the centre makes them look so pretty! Haha! You burnt them the first time! When I baked the cake at the required low temp, I recheck and recheck from the book to make sure it is correct, as I seldom bake cakes from low temp. So I do not blame you for burning the first one! LOL!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. How adorable these little hearts look! I am very sure they taste as great as they look. You just can't go wrong the combo of butter and almond, can you!?
    Have a great weekend!
    Angie

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  3. ooooh love the presentation Kit! The hearts are super cool.
    I m lusting after your cake tin :D.
    HAve a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo
    Anuja

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  4. Love the mini heart cakes with the colourful sprinkles - so cute!! The cake looks delicious! Have a great weekend X

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  5. These are super cute and I love the almond encrusted exterior...a great idea! I bet they're really tasty!:-)

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  6. These are the cutest things I have seen today! You always amaze me with your creativity, I love it!

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  7. these are impressive!! so pretty using this mould to bake them!! i cant remember what temp did i use to make these, i think i followed as in the book but without the fan function and baked them for a shorter time.

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  8. those hearts look awesome and soooo cute I love them!!

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  9. Ohhhhh ! The heart-shaped cake looks so cute ! Just love the almond flakes at the sides and it looks perfectly baked as well ! :D The big one looks okay and it doesn't look burned just maybe a little bit darker ?! lol

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  10. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesJuly 8, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    The shape is so adorable. Colour and texture look good too! Nice bake.

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  11. Love the heart shapes and the deco on top.

    Silicone tray again?

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  12. they look sweet these little hearts. Very nice with a cup of coffee.

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  13. Love the heart shaped cakes they look so cool and yummy :)

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  14. These are such pretty little cakes! Gorgeous!

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  15. These cute little heart shape cakes look so awesome. It melts heart.

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  16. Hi Kit, love the heart shaped mould. Such pretty cupcakes.

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  17. Hi Kit, your heart shape almond cake is so cute. Very lovely and pretty presentation too. Love the almond flakes at the side of the cake. yummy.

    Ouch.... my heart melts... wish I can have some with a cup of coffee. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead, regards. With hugs to you.

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  18. Heart shaped almond cake! How cute! Repost this for valentine's day... so I remember to make them. LOL

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  19. Beautiful as always! Love the sprinkles in the middle. Would be perfect for tea-parties!

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  20. This looks so pretty!!! Finally I can come visit you again, with Eva on holiday things like reading my favorite blogs are taking a back seat. But it is fun catching up.
    sorry to hear that it rains, although that is perfect cake weather! Can't wait to eat some homebaked cake next week (on the way to visit my parents)
    hugs to you dear Kit
    xxx

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  21. Awww..I love the way you bake this cake in little heartshaped moulds, too cute! the texture of the cake looks fantastic!

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  22. Aw how cute are these?! They look and sound great.

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  23. Cute heart shape cake, easy to take one and enjoy.

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  24. Your heart shaped butter cake look so gorgeous! Did you cut out the center of the cake to fill it up with the sprinkles?

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    1. Thanks Zoe! No , I did not cut the center but I used a mould that had a shallow center that creates this shape. I'll post the picture of the mould then you can see what it looks like; Have a nice day; Zoe! =)

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  25. Kit, tos cakes looked so hearty & pretty. I like them:)

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  26. You had me at butter cake. YUM! The almonds are just a bonus :-)

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  27. They simply look adorable! Have a great weekend!

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  28. Your mini cakes look amazing! Love the edging and the sprinkles :)

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