Hey, Anushree here! This is my second guest post on my mom’s blog ( My first one was a red velvet cake, if you haven’t checked that out, click right here).
So, it is my parents as well as my mom’s Blog anniversary today, and since my sister and I are home, and the world has come to a pause (pretty much), I thought it would be a good idea to make something for their special day. My mom doesn’t like chocolate much and loves milder flavours. My dad pretty much loves all desserts, so I decided to make a healthy, and yummy almond and vanilla cake, with a glaze instead of frosting as we aren’t too fond of the cream icing. So, while frosting, instead of new age cream cheese, I have opted for an original Ermine icing, which is also known as boiled milk frosting. Here, instead of All-purpose flour, I have used a mixture of Almond flour, oats flour, and whole wheat flour.
For the cake:
Almond flour/ meal – ½ cup
Whole wheat flour – ½ cup
Oats flour – ½ cup
Sugar -¾ cup
Baking powder -1/2 tsp
Baking soda- ½ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Butter – 2 tablespoons
Curd – ½ cup
Egg – 1
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
For the Glaze:
Milk – 1 cup
Almond flour – 5 tablespoons
Arrowroot powder – 1 tablespoon
Butter – 50 grams
Sugar – ½ cup
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Slivered Almonds – As needed
To Bake the cake:
-Preheat oven for 180° C . Line the baking tray and keep it ready.
-Measure every ingredient and keep it ready. Melt butter and keep aside.
-Take one glass bowl, beat egg, then sugar, melted butter, curd, vanilla beat everything until it is well mixed and keep aside.
-Now take one more bowl, put all the dry ingredients, all the three flours, salt and baking soda, baking powder. Sieve a couple of times or dry whisk and keep it ready.
–Pour the previously prepared wet mixture to dry ingredients and fold the batter by using any spatula.
-Pour the batter in the lined baking tray and keep this for baking for 40 -50 minutes or until done.
-Before removing, check with a knife by inserting, in the baked cake. It should come out clean.
-Cool the cake completely before doing the frosting part.
Method for Frosting:
-Take milk, Almond flour, and Arrowroot powder in a saucepan. Boil the mixture until it is cooks and becomes creamy.
-Switch off the flame, add in butter, sugar, and vanilla, mix well. Cool the mixture and keep it in the fridge to cool further making it thicker. ( I have not kept it in the fridge)
-Now, slice the cake, make a 2-equal slice, Apply the frosting on the first layer and cover it with the second slice.
-Now pour the frosting on the top, we like the sauce texture and left it like that.
-Decorate the cake with slivered almonds and serve and enjoy with the family <3