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Chocolate Almond Cake

February 17, 2014


My great aunty loves to have a sweet after her meals.  My Gran Gran was an ice cream fan but my aunt likes all sorts of cakes and biscuits.  I made this really lovely chocolate almond cake.  It was the perfect consistency and  tasted like a spongy chocolate cloud.  The almond gives the chocolate cake a sophisticated taste and I also sprinkled mixed spice over the top which created an awesome aroma.

This recipe was adapted from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible (BBC Books, 2009).



175g caster sugar, 175g softened butter, 175g self- raising flour, 3 eggs, 40g dark chocolate (melted), 50g ground almonds, 1 tbsp mixed spice.


1. Beat the caster sugar and butter together until creamy.
2. Beat in the eggs.
3. Add the self – raising flour, ground almonds and stir.
4. When well combined fold in the dark chocolate.
5. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
6. Prepare a baking tin with a large cake baking holder.  (This will make it easier to present the cake as a present.)
7. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
8. Sprinkle the mixed spice over the top of the cake mixture.
9. Bake in the oven for an hour.


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