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Almond & Chocolate Cake

Preparation & Cooking Time: 100 minutes
Serves: 8


Everybody loves a nice piece of cake for tea time or as a desert. This almond and chocolate cake is ideal to be served as such as  its very delicious and presentable.


You will need:

For pastry:

Lamb Brand Auntie’s Mix Flour 200g

Lamb Brand Castor Sugar 100g

Lamb Brand Table Salt pinch

Margarine 100g

Egg 1

Vanilla Essence ¼ tsp

Lemon Essence few drops


For filling:

Lamb Brand Pure Ground Almonds 400g

Lamb Brand Breadcrumbs 200g

Lamb Brand Icing Sugar 200g

Lamb Brand Glazed Cherries 50g

Lamb Brand Ground Cinnamon 1tsp

Lamb Brand Ground Cloves 1tsp

Icam Milk Chocolate 50g

Valor Drinking Chocolate 1tbsp

Eggs 2

Water 200ml



All you have to do is:

To make the pastry:

Sift the flour in a bowl and rub in the margarine with your finger tips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar and salt, mix well and make a well in the centre. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon essence. Mix everything well together until pastry is formed. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.


For the filling:

In a bowl put the ground almonds, breadcrumbs, icing sugar, drinking chocolate powder, cinnamon, cloves and mix well. Add the eggs slowly and then gradually pour water until mixture becomes soft. Then add cherries and the milk chocolate chopped in small pieces.

Grease a cake tin, roll out dough on a floured surface and line the tin. Transfer the almond mixture in it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C and bake for about 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.