Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birthday Almond Cake

Birthday Post!!!

Birthday Almond Cake |

Anyone that knows me, understands my affection for birthdays, especially my own! I love to be with friends and family and eat cake. I didn't want to squander all the hard work I have made over the last several months going gluten free, so decided to make a gluten free cake. At first, I didn't have high expectations, but then I discovered serenity/paradise.

Birthday Almond Cake |

I came across Heidi's almond cake recipe and realized that it was gluten free. I was very hesitant at first since it only had 5 ingredients, but after making this cake was blown away at how delicious it was! It had a very similar consistency of a pound cake, but not nearly as bad for you!

Birthday Almond Cake |

Yum Yum and Happy Birthday :)

Almond Birthday Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Recipe from 101 Cookbooks

Yields: 3 cups cake batter or one 8-inch cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

2 tubes of almond paste (14 ounces total or about 1 1/2 cups)
5 large eggs, whisked
45 grams (about 1/4 cup) corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons buttermilk
Seeds of 1 vanilla bean

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch pan or bundt pan very well. 

Break the almond paste into a food processor and pulse a few times until small pebble-size pieces form. Add in the eggs and process until smooth. Add in the cornstarch and salt, pulse a few times, then add in butter and pulse a few times more. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until a deep golden. Test the cake with a toothpick (should come out clean). Let the cake cook in the pan on a cooling rack for 20-30 minutes, then remove from the pan.

To prepare the glaze, whisk all the ingredients together until free of lumps. The consistency should be thicker so it will stay on the cake.

Birthday Almond Cake |

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