GIVE US A RING
All your mates will come calling when this berry-filled bundt cake is on offer.
Any variety of summer berries are welcome in this recipe. I used a bundt tin so I could pack as much fruit into the batter and be sure it would still bake through. The almond butter icing adds a delicate sweetness, but use more honey or maple if you like.
TRIPLE BERRY BUNDT CAKE WITH ALMOND BUTTER ICING
For the cake:
85g almond butter
115g butter, softened
150g soft brown or light muscovado sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 free-range eggs
100g spelt or plain flour
100g ground almonds
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk of your choice
½ cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup fresh or frozen blackcurrants For the icing:
½ cup cream cheese
½ cup almond butter
½ tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup For the decorations: Fresh strawberries, sliced Pomegranate seeds Fresh flowers (optional)
Preheat the oven to 170C on fan bake. Grease the sides of a bundt tin very well and line the base with baking paper.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the almond butter, butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale, light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. Gradually add the flour, ground almonds and baking powder and mix until just combined. Finally add the milk and stop your electric mixer once it is just combined. By hand, fold through the berries.
Pour the batter into the tin and spread out evenly.
Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until golden in colour, springy to the touch and
a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for around 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Meanwhile, make the almond butter icing. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese by itself until smooth. Continue to add the almond butter, vanilla and honey or maple syrup and stop once completely smooth. Once the cake is cool, ice the top of it and scatter over strawberry slices and pomegranate seeds. Decorate with fresh flowers if desired.