Eggless Almond Cake

By DK on Dec 18, 2007
Eggless Almond Cake

Like many I try to collect eggless cake recipes. Most of them turn out to be 'Blech! what was I thinking', few of them 'Umm..so-so' and handful 'WOW is this really eggless? U must be kidding me'. This one is of the last category. I have made this couple of times and every time, I have been amazed at the ease,simplicity and wonderful taste of this cake. And yeah! The aroma while Baking is something else!

I made this a while back and only today realised that I had forgotton to post it! So here it is Eggless Almond Cake and also my entry for Sunita's Think Spice - Cinnamon Event

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: 1 to 2 hours
Yield: Makes one 9-inch cake
Ingredients
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (you get broken ones, I prefer this for the nice crunch than the thinly sliced ones )
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, blanched( optional )
Tips
Note:If you want to bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles 1) How to Bake in Microwave 2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven
Method
1
Combine sugar, water, shortening, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and lower heat and simmer for 5 min .Set aside to cool.
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2
Sift the flour and add soda and baking powder along with the broken almonds. Mix well.
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3
Gently add the wet ingrediants with the dry
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4
Beat well.Add almond extract and mix well Pour batter into a cake tin.
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5
Bake at 325 degrees F for approx 45min to 1 hr. If you want to decorate with the blanched almonds, then remove the pan from Oven abt 30min after set. Decorate with the almonds and then put it back in the Oven for another 15min.
Eggless Almond Cake
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28 Responses to “Eggless Almond Cake”
  1. Priya

    Looks good and pretty easy to make. I have a quick question here.. Can we substitute brown sugar with Normal sugar. Awaiting your reply

    Thanks

  2. Shelly

    Wanted to know if I could double the recipe to make a 9X13 cake?

  3. deepika

    thanks.this looks great but how can i microwave it

    If you want to bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles 1) How to Bake in Microwave 2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

  4. Sonal

    hi,
    the recipe looks great and i an eager to try this out.
    But can you suggest a substitute to vegetable shortenings since we dont get anything like this here..

    regards / sonal.

    I dunno where you are from…but in India its most commonly known as Dalda :)

  5. Petronilla Joseph

    :-P Simply delicious ! It was Lent Season, many of us Christians were either fasting / vege for 40days. We decided to celebrate my son’s 1st Birthday no matter what, hence i stumbled upon your website,,,it was just at the right time, the right cake, wonderful. My family & friends were pleasantly surprised as im not much of a baker it it was my 1st attempt. Lovely!

  6. clairet

    what do you mean with cake flour?

    Cake flour is a highly specialized type of wheat flour, intended for use in making cakes, cookies, and other delicate baked goods. You can substitute this flour with all purpose flour. See this substitutions table – http://chefinyou.com/2009/07/substitutes-in-baking-101/ Hope this helps :) –DK

  7. Petronilla Joseph

    :) Wonderful recipe! It was my 1st eggless cake. I used unsalted butter & added a little bit more brown sugar.It was superb! Made it for my son’s 1st Bday yesterday. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. Will do it again!

  8. Payal

    Hi awesum recipe. What can I substitute vegetable shortening with if not available. Will margarine or butter or veg oil work just as well? :)

    Yes they all will work beautifully! Butter esp. gives a great tasting end product. Keep checking the baking time though – otherwise it will get too dry! :) — DK

  9. Nirali Shah

    Hi, thanks for the recipe. I made this yesterday and it came out pretty good. It was a little dry and more like the texture of bread than cake. Is there something I can add to make it more moist?

    I think, as I mention in the post itself, it comes down to careful baking time. I found that this recipe needed regular check when baking since baking for long makes it dry…Bake for 30 minutes and then do a regular check. The minute you find that toothpick comes out almost dry when pricked down the center of the cake, you can remove it from the oven and let it sit outside for a while. Otherwise too much time makes it v dry and heavy instead of cakey/moist. I tested out with few recipes for the same and customized it – I have one which is little better than this – will make and post it someday. :) – DK

  10. Cheryl

    It looks very interesting, I would love to try it sometime! what size cake tin do you use? thanks!

  11. Sunshinemom

    That looks really yummy, and like you said it is indeed difficult to find a really fluffy eggless cake. Thanks for sharing this one.

  12. Anamika:The Sugarcrafter

    Hi Dhivya
    Coming to your blog for the first time and am impressed by your content. Nice eggless recipe.

  13. Jyostna

    I guess iam lagging behind with ur recipi’s corner…..will surely try this one after the cookie pastry.

  14. Jeena

    Now that is what I call a cake! It looks amazing Divya, the almonds om top make it look extra special this is a lovely recipe. Great pics too. :-)

  15. RAKS KITCHEN

    Mmm…Looks so yummy !!

  16. Sagari

    yummy cake divya looks delecious and those almonds look beautifullllll

  17. easycrafts

    Very nice way of explaining the steps in snaps

  18. Dhivya

    Thanks Nags :)

    Thank U Rachel :)

    Wow Sunita – to be equated to your think tank! Now thats a real compliment! Check your mail too..u have biiiiig reply ;-)

    Thanks HC :)

    Asha is Back yey Asha Is back..:-D You actually left something out ? U must be kidding me!You actually mean there is some food left out which u havent tried!Whoa!

    Thanks TOM :) am glad u liked it…

    Thanks Lakshmi…:) :)

    Thanks Laavanya….do give it a try..:)

  19. Dhivya

    Thanks RC :) Thats so Kind…As for as flour is concerened, I know that Cake flour usually helps to produce a more tender texture than all purpose flour. You can substitute All purpose for Cake flour but then using cake flour will give you a more tender cake than the former. I checked if You can do substitute in case you dont have some in your hand and came upon this link http://www.recipezaar.com/87689.

  20. Laavanya

    Awesome almond cake Dhivya… I’ve had good results with an eggless chocolate cake i’ve tried. Will keep this in mind the next time i want to go eggless.

  21. lakshmi

    gorgeous – especially the almonds on top

  22. Taste of Mysore

    Lovely Dhivya. This is on my ‘to try’ list. Loved the way you have decorated the cake with almonds. :)

  23. Asha

    I have never made Eggless cakes ever. looks great!:))

  24. Happy cook

    They just look so delicious and the pictures are beauty

  25. sunita

    Lovely cake…those almonds reminded me of a cake I made nearly four years ago…I decorated it in the same way :-) …great minds think alike eh?..thanks for the entry…btw, please check your mail…

  26. Rachel

    Looking good! Neat presentation.

  27. Nags

    i love the way u have arranged the almonds on top :)

  28. Red Chillies

    The complete cake picture looks amazing. MAkes me wanna jump right in :-) Anything sweet and I am in. Is cake flour same as maida/All purpose flour?

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