Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cherry Almond Loaf Cake



My cookbooks adorn a prime space on our bedside table.Hubby sometimes finds it funny that I read cookbooks and that too so enthusiastically.Since I never stop buying cookbooks and never intend to do so,I have truckloads of new recipes to read always.I glance through each of them and keep ticking away those which I want to try ASAP.Bookmarking so many recipes from blogs too,I am confused as to where to start.

Nita Mehta’s Cakes and Cookies was one of my first Baking cookbooks.I took baby steps in baking following her recipes.Simple beginner recipes which yields perfect results.Some of the recipes I tried are here,here and here.



While clearing my fridge to search for something,I came across this small unopened bottle of Almond essence.I tried hard to remember why I bought that one.There are a few recipes which require almond essence but I had bought it long back specifically to make this tea-cake.Put my act through fast and made this yummy tea cake.Moist,with just the right sweetness,crunchy nuts and sweet cherries to bite this one’s won our hearts.:)


Cherry Almond Loaf Cake

Ingredients

Flour/Maida – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Glace cherries – ½ cup(50 grams)-cut into round slices
Almond – ½ cup(40 grams)-chopped roughly
Powdered Sugar – ¾ cup
Eggs – 2
Oil – ½ cup
Almond essence – 2-3 drops

Method

Grease and line a 8’- 4’ loaf tin.
Preheat oven to 150 C/300 F.
Sift together flour and baking powder and keep aside.
Keep aside a few cherries and almonds for the topping and mix the rest with the sifted flour.
Beat together powdered sugar and eggs till frothy.
Add oil gradually and keep beating.
Add the flour-mix to the egg batter,beat well.
Then add the essence-scrape the bowl and mix well again.[the batter is quite thick].
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for an hour[or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean].
If the top is browning too quickly,loosely cover the top with a foil.
Remove from oven,let it cool for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.
Slice and serve.


31 comments :

  1. Loaf cake has come out spongy. Neat presentation. Yummmmy....

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  2. looks fabulous divya.... havent baked in ages, this has me craving for some!!

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  3. Thats a lovely cake divya..EVen i have the habit of reading cook books seriously..he he

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  4. Hey... I have these dried cherries which are perfect for this cake. Am bookmarking to try! They're not the wet glace cherries... I used them here: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/12/cherry-pancakes.html

    They should work, right?

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  5. Divya, the cake looks really delicious. i love cakes with fruit and nuts...this is good combination.

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  6. Divu, this one looks super moist n special especially being butterless! :D And co-incidently me too has a bottle of one-time used almond essence n didn't think it did any value addition to the end product! :D LOL on bedside table stacked wt cookery books..does it also mean addition in purchase of new cutlery? :D ;) just kidding! (wd get a new oven by tom. here.wd bake this too!)TC! Tks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks all of your for your lovely comments.

    Raaga,guess dried cherries should work fine too.Looking forward to your version;).

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  8. Looks fabulous.I too have the same book and seeing this,I think I too should try those recipes.I am always postponing things.

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  9. The cake looks sooo fabulous and delicious Divya, and nice presentation...

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  10. This cake looks like some pro baked it, really Divya, it's gorgeous!

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  11. cherries and almonds..wow..sounds so delightful...

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  12. Hi Divya

    I too do the same thing, stacking up cooking books (mostly baking) in my bedside table and ticking the ones which I want to try :)and as u've written the number of books are increasing... but no complaints ;)

    The cake looks yum & very moist too!! Nice pic!!

    Cheers
    Maria

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  13. Cake looks so soft and looks yum

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  14. Looks pretty good. Even i have that habit of reading cookbooks and cooking magazines everywhere. In fact that relaxes me so much :-))

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  15. Thats lovely cake ... yummmmmmmmmmy.. wish to have a slice

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  16. Oh my!that cake looks beautiful.Last pic is clicked very well!

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  17. woo its incredible...looks very tempting...

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  18. Divine Loaf of cake!!..
    Lovely Classic Pics!.. :)

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  19. Yummy cake divya!!Bookmarked this!!

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  20. Beautifully risen cake!! And your pics are improving a lot! Good job! And same pinch!! regarding the cookbook being your 'bedtime storybook'! :)

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  21. Your Cake looks awesome divya..moist inside..love to have one piece..
    lol on your bedside books..i share that too..haha
    first time here..but lucky to taste something sweet..expect me often.

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  22. Even I have cookbooks in my bedroom!! Loaf looks pretty Divya.

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  23. Wow simply yum! Hi Divya my first time here and just love your posts.Keep up the good work and do find time to visit my blog and leave me a note so that I will know u were there!!!

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  24. Ist time here Divya, u have got an awesome space dear!
    Cake looks fabulous...xllnt presentation!

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  25. The cake has come out fantastic, so moist and delicious combinations of cherries and almonds, keep rocking!

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  27. 一人Hを男性に見てもらうことで興奮する女性が多数いることをご存じですか?当サイト、救援部ではそんな女性たちが多数登録されています。男性会員様は彼女たちのオ○ニーを見てあげるだけで謝礼を貰えるシステムとなっております。

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  28. 「家出してるんで、泊まるところないですか?」家出救済神待ちサイトには毎日このような女の子からの書き込みがされています。彼女たちはホテルや家に泊まらせてあげたり、遊んであげるだけであなたに精一杯のお礼をしてくれるはずです

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  29. 普通のプレイじゃ絶対味わえない快感、それは野外露出プレイ。最初は嫌がっていた女も次第にハマっていって、その内それが快感に変わってきます。野外露出プレイで興奮度アップ間違い無し

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  30. Hi Divya;

    Relatively new to ur bog but loved the extensive collection of recipies, especially baked treats. Would like to know if the oil can be substituted with butter and how much. Also could you give me a fool proof recipe for a simple cake with no frosting for my son's birthday. Looking foward to your reply. Love Vinitha

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Divya.

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