Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Cooking with Style Gamblers - One hour cake

Let's have some cake
written by Agata


 Lately we've been very busy with our full time jobs, holiday preparations and blog 1st birthday, so to be honest, there was not much time left for this column.
But how can you celebrate important day better than with tasty dessert? I decided to make this super easy cake which really doesn't take more than one hour.  This way we could focus on our birthday outfit posts here and here and enjoy the rest of the day with glass of Prosecco. I really love everything about this cake, simplicity, texture and flavour. If you lack time, this is perfect cake recipe for you!

Enjoy


 INGREDIENTS:
-Almond cake-
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 tsp of lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar

-Chocolate frosting-
 125g softened butter
1/3 cup icing sugar (make sure it's gluten free)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
50g melted dark chocolate

 DIRECTIONS:
-Almond cake-
1. Preheat oven to 175°C, grease springform baking pan
2. In a large bowl, beat the yolks together with 1/4 cup of sugar,than add almond flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract
3. In another bowl, whip the egg whites until bubbles appear. Add lemon juice and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar
4. Fold in spoonfulsof egg whites into almond mixture and gently stir until combined
5. Transfer the batter into prepared pan and bake 35-40mins. Let cool in the pan, than run a knife around the edges and release the springform pan sides. Transfer to cake platter and decorate with chocolate frosting.
 -Chocolate frosting-
1. Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy, than add cocoa powder and beat until smooth
2. Add melted chocolate and beat until combined
3. Spred frosting over the cake and decorate with fruits