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Friday, April 03, 2009

Purnes Almond Cake

This Cake is from 101 cakes & bakes.I got this book few days back,today begin my hubby's bday i thought of baking a cake for him.I took exact measurement mentioned in the book and only thing i altered are the purnes,i replaced fresh cherries with purnes.


Almonds 1/2 cup (whole blanched)
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Canola oil 1/2 cup
Castor sugar 3/4 cup
Baking powder 1 tbsp
Egg 1
Milk 1/2 cup
Almond essence 2-3 drops
Purnes few


  1. Preheat oven 230degrees for 10minutes.
  2. Grease the cake tin and keep aside.
  3. Put the blanched almonds in a pan and heat gently ,turning occasionally,until golden brown.Cool and grounded it finely.
  4. Mix flour with baking powder,grounded almonds and purnes.
  5. Mix oil,sugar,egg,milk and almond essence.Mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the flour.Mix until combined,but don't over mix.
  7. Bake it for 40minutes or until done.

Baking time depends on the oved used.I used microwave oven and my cake was ready by 40 mins.Let it cool in the cake tin for 5 minutes and loosen the sides and take it on a wire rack.Cool it and cut into desired shapes.

Enjoy purnes and almonds cake...........


  1. Happy birthday to him. A very delicious combo for a cake. Looks delicious, love Prunes! :)

  2. Thanx a lot asha and also thanx for the quick comment.

  3. Many Happy Returns of the day to ur husband Varnuvai!!

    The cake looks yummy and delicious....love cherries :D!

    Have a nice day !

  4. Birthday wishes to your hubby varunavi...Cake looks perfect an delicious..Adding prunes is new to me....

  5. Convey our wishes to ur Hubby....cakes looks delicious...its a nice treat for him.

  6. Happy birthday wishes to your husband varunavi..cake chala baagundi..addition of purnes is new to me!!

  7. Best wishes to him! Cake looks gr8! Delicious!

  8. B'day wishes to ur hubby:) Nice delicious cake. Adding prune is a good idea!

  9. Happy Budday to Ram !!

    and hey your churning off recipes... gee i never knew you could keep on writing about recipes for so long !!

    whew.. !

    This sunday have to make something from your site !

  10. Convey my best wishes to ur hubby.
    The cake looks just perfect.I too love prunes a lot but never tried in a cake.

  11. Vishali,pooja,Anu,Anusriram,Lavanya,Sharada and deepa thanx a lot.

  12. @Dhiren Thanx,u r there in the blogging i thought u are busy with ur work.
    Do try my recipe and let me know it.

  13. hey buddy..tht really looks yummy. my mouth watered

  14. Wishes to your hubby! Cake looks perfect!

  15. Perfect looking wonderful cake Varunavi! Hope you both had a great time! :)

  16. Happy birthday to your husband:) Nice cake too!

  17. Food fanatic,Vibaas,Priya and Sunshinemom thanx a lot.....

  18. Belated Birthday wishes for your husband. It seemsou all enjoyed the cake.

  19. Happy birthday to your husband Varunavai . Looks healthy and yummy with prunes and cherries!!!

  20. @Hema thanx alot
    @Ramya we finished cake in half an hour time.
    @Aruna welcome here..


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