22 June 2011

Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Almond Brittle

This simple little cake is only a few ingredients but still packs a great flavor. It has a nutty taste from toasting the almonds and the honey makes it sweet but not a sugar overload.

When trying to figure out the decoration for the cake, because I knew I wouldn't like the look plain, I thought of powdered sugar. And then I thought, Bah every cake that doesn't have a frosting, I dust with sugar. So then after much debating, I somehow thought of, Let's stab the whole thing with pieces of brittle. The brittle it a nice little candy treat in your piece of cake and you also get the joy of having a cake that looks like a little monster!

So I've seem to have gotten a new job! Well, I'll go through my one week temporary to see if we all get along together as a team and that I'm not a complete baking disaster. But after all that.... new job! I've taken myself out the grocery store game and into a proper 'from scratch' bakery. Its going to be a bit of a commute, but totally worth it. I'll let you know all about the lovely new shop I'll be working at in San Francisco after the trial period. And after I get the ok to blog about the sweet shop. I don't want them thinking, Who is this girl, whose  on a coffee buzz all the time, with a dry monotone voice and a habit of constantly calling everything lovely, writing all about us on the internet?

Brittle recipe from the Queen
Cake recipe from here

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Judi said...

I love it! It gives the cake a little "edge." Love your blog and whenever you branch out and do something creative and different like this, it's so inspiring. :)

Jillian Cupcake said...

Congrats on the new job!

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

Looks so GOOD! I like how you post your recipes on those cute cards! makes it easy to print!

We just started following you cannot wait for more recipes to come!



Tina said...

Haha...This made me laugh out loud! "Who is this girl, whose on a coffee buzz all the time, with a dry monotone voice and a habit of constantly calling everything lovely, writing all about us on the internet?"

Also this, "Eating a cake that looks like a little monster!"


juliana alonso dorola said...

lovely cake! and the brittle: OMG!
good luck on your new job!

Bianca said...

Congrats on the new job! So exciting.

Also I love these little brittle monsters, great touch!

Ash said...

Love the brittle!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm cake

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, that cake is simply stunning. That brittle just makes it look like a masterpiece. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-23.html

Unknown said...

How sweet it is to know someone within my network from Canada. I absolutely love the sound of this recipe and i've started following you from bloglovin for more inspiration.I will post my mock version up on my blog of this delish looking recipe, soon.