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Almond Coffee Pound Cake

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I'm sure coffee lovers will not resist having a slice or two of this Almond Coffee Pound Cake to go with a cuppa of hot coffee especially during the rainy season and cooling weather. I saw this recipe in a Chinese cookbook that I borrowed and baked this pound cake before the weekend. It was a very delicious cake incorporating coffee powder and kahlua (you can use rum too) liqueur which were added into the batter. I even added 2 tablespoons of ground almond into it to make the cake more fragrant and it tasted better the next day. You can store the cake in an airtight container and leave it at room temperature for 3 days. In fact I only have only one slice of the cake left for myself on the third day.  Have a try on this cake. I assure you that your house will smell wonderful while the cake is being baked. Just remember not to over-bake the cake, it'll dry slightly.  Definitely a keeper cake!

Almond Coffee Pound Cake

    Ingredients:
     150g Butter
     120g Brown Sugar
     1/2 tsp Salt
     3 Eggs (60g), lightly beaten
     1/2 tbsp Instant coffee powder (Nescafe classic) 
     1 tbsp Kahlua/rum
     170g Plain flour + 1 tsp Baking powder,   sifted
     2 tbsp Ground almond
     1 tbsp Fresh milk
     Amond flakes for topping

     Method:
  • Line one 8 x 4 1/2 inches cake pan all sides up and set aside.
  • Cream butter, sugar and salt at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add beaten eggs little by little until combined and add coffee powder and kahlua it and mix well.
  • Sift the plain flour and baking powder the second time directly to the batter with ground almond and gently fold well with a rubber spatula. Then add 1 tbsp fresh milk into it and fold the batter to smooth.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan and sprinkle almond flakes on top
  • Bake at preheated oven at 190C for 10 minutes. Then reduce temperature to 170C and bake for another 25 - 30 minutes or skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Leave cake to cool in cake pan for 10 minutes and remove cake, then place on to rack to cool completely.



Enjoy!

I'm sharing this post with Recipe Box hosted by Bizzy Bakes

67 comments:

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  1. 哇!Ann, 我嗅到阵阵的咖啡味了,我要吃。。。

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    1. 呵呵。。。你来的真早。先请你吃几片。

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  2. 哇。。咖啡我的最爱,我刚泡了杯热腾腾的咖啡,看见这个咖啡蛋糕更加的让我流口水了。。哈哈哈。。

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    1. 来来来。。。 我们一起来享受这蛋糕和咖啡,外面正下着大雨呢。。。

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  3. Your coffee cake looks so delicious! I would love to have a slice!

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    1. Thank you:)Please come for an afternoon tea.

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  4. Ann~~
    refreshing a day with coffee~~~ smelly good!!!

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  5. this will suit my hubby well as he is a coffee lover!

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  6. Hi Ann, just a question here.....can I use cake flour instead of plain flour? If I use cake flour, do I still need to include the baking powder? Do you have any recipe that uses cake flour? Thanks!

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    1. Ai Li, yes you can replace plain flour to cake flour for all recipes and follow other ingredients accordingly.

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  7. This cake is definitely a keeper! Love the subtle flavor!

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    1. 嘻嘻。。。你也来啦。好热闹哦!那就大家一起喝杯咖啡和吃蛋糕吧。

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  9. Coffee cake, my favourite ^^
    thank you, Ann...

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  10. Knock knock!I can't resist with any dessert that is made with coffee though I don't drink coffee! Really love this recipe & the photos were also taken beautifully! Yum yum! Kahlua kahlua, haven't bought kahlua for like 8 years now! I think I prefer kahlua than rum! Yes, will definitely try this in the near future as I'm meeting some friends for lunch! May be is good for me to make something for them! Thanks!

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    1. Jessie, you can still remember how many years you did not buy kahlua!:D I also love to use kahlua, it is best for coffee cake and tiramisu. So how is your lunch with your friend today?

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  11. 午茶时段,又怎能抗拒诱人咖啡香的蛋糕!

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    1. 我看到你的甜品了,不如来调换一下。

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  12. 我喜欢蛋糕上层满满的杏仁片呢:)

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    1. 真的很香。刚橱炉的时候,吃到那杏仁片特别脆。

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  13. Ann, I was wondering what to bake this weekend and this cake is perfect! I like the almond topping.

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    1. Phong Hong, Please let me have your feedback after trying it.

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  14. Oh yummy! I like how dense the cake looks. :)

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  15. I love how the bread looks and wish this is our breakfast tomorrow! I always love coffee flavor in baked goods!

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  16. What a lovely baked, Ann. Wish I can have a few slices. You know, one is never enough...haha...
    Enjoy your day, dear.
    Kristy

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    1. Thanks Kristy. I ate two slices at a go :D

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  17. You sure are right about it, this cake is most suitable for coffee lovers and I am one of it.. I like the color of this cake.

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  18. A die-hard coffee lover like me will definitely help myself to this, anything with coffee goes! Cake looks so soft and lovely with the almond toppings.

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  19. Ann , I've bookmarked this recipe ! Can't resist when I saw "coffee" ! lol Gorgeous and yummy cake !

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  20. Wow look at those perfect slices... Wat an awesome comBo of flavors

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  21. I like coffee, I like almond, and I like pound cake too. 3-in-1. So I am gonna bookmark this on my pinterest. Thank you! :)

    Bee @ EEWIF

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  22. Made this within an hour of seeing it on food gawker :) really yummy! But I have to ask...did you double the recipe? Mine didn't crack like yours on top! Still very good! I always wanted to try an actual "coffee" cake! Thank you

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    1. Hi Anna, Thank you for trying this recipe. Is good to hear that you cake didn't crack open in the center :) I didn't double the recipe, just a small cake pan.

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  23. Ann, I can smell the coffee fragrance from here, drooling now!

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    1. Jess, Can share with you next time :)

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    2. Ann, I can't wait for your sharing and baked it during xmas liao but just posted only lol. Indeed is really very yummy cake, we like it a lot, thanks for sharing!

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  24. Hi Ann, its funny that I don't drink coffee but I love coffee cakes! This looks so good with the almond flakes... I can smell it all the way from here...

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  25. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesNovember 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Hi Ann, I'm a coffee lover, would like to try this one day....looks good!

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    1. Please feed back to me after you tried this cake.

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  26. I was looking for recipes using Kahlua. This is a good one. Thanks, Ann!

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  27. coffee is a nice flavour in cakes and the bit of kahlua i'm sure this tasted really good and tho i'm not really a coffee drinker, i like coffee in cakes :)

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  28. Ann, my hubby is a coffee lover. This cake sure 'ngam' him. I will bookmark this. Thanks!
    mui..^^

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    1. Mui Mui, This cake also very 'ngam' me and my family :)

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    2. Ann, I will make this cake this weekend.
      Will let you know how's the outcome:)
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      mui..^^

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    3. sure huh... looking forward to it :)

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    4. Ann, I have baked this cake, my very first pound cake today. It is very nice and look almost like yours.....heehee
      Will post up to share soon:)
      mui..^^

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    5. Looking forward to see your post :)

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    6. Ann,
      I have posted my coffee almond pound cake a while ago. Just like to share with you. Do drop by to have a look to see if I pass the test hehee
      Thanks.
      http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2012/12/almond-coffee-pound-cake.html?m=0

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    7. Hi Mui Mui, Thank you for highlighting to me. I'm hopping over now ....

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  29. This looks gorgeous, and I love almond!

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  30. Ann, what is the pan size substitute for 8"x4-1/2"? Thanks!

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    1. Ai Li, This is the smallest pan size I got from Daiso, not sure what other pan size suitable.

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  31. Oh great. You got it from Daiso...will try to look for it there. I like that place. Their banana chips and crackers wrapped with seaweed are great. Thanks, Ann!

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  32. Ann, which branch did you buy the loaf pan from? I went to the Sengkang one but couldn't find. Thanks!

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  33. Hi Ann, I got the loaf pan! Hope to bake this and soak the fruits for Christmas cake tomorrow. All using your recipes! really looking forward to it! yeah yeah

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  34. Ann, finally I got to bake this cake in the correct pan size! I am perfectly ok with the top cracking because it looks so beautiful but mine cracked off center. Any specific reason for it? Thanks!

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    1. Ai Li, I'm not sure about your problem as I've never encountered myself before. Might it be your oven is too hot? I just got a comment from Mui Mui, she also baked this cake. You may like to hop over to her blog to look at her post in a day or two.

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  35. Ann, I went over to the blog but it is all in Chinese....it will take me a while to read and a longer while to understand. Thanks anyway!

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    1. Ai Li,

      Mui Mui writes good English. Please leave her a comment, I'm sure she is very pleased to help you.

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