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Saturday 19 December 2015

Panic Saturday : Just Relax with a slice of Almond Crusted Butter Cake

Yes, today sees the last Saturday for any Christmas shopping, and according to many 'media' outlets it is being termed as 'Panic Saturday', as many Panic-buyers and bargain-hunters are expected to visit stores on the busiest day in the Christmas shopping calendar. In fact some high street shops may well reduce prices in an attempt to coax us consumers down the aisles.'

Now, I have a suggestion ... why not try and take a few minutes to just simply relax ... put the kettle on and enjoy a slice of this lovely low carb and gluten free Almond Crusted Butter Cake ... you will be so glad you did!

Almond-Crusted Butter Cake

1/4 cup sliced almonds
3 cups almond flour
1/3 cup unflavoured whey protein powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated erythritol (Swerve can be used)
3 large eggs
1 tsp almond extract
20 drops stevia extract
1/2 cup almond milk

Preheat oven to 300F and butter a loaf pan very well. Sprinkle sides and bottom of pan with sliced almonds, pressing into butter to adhere to sides.

In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add granulated erythritol and beat until lighter and well-combined, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at time, scraping down beaters and sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Beat in almond and stevia extracts.

Beat in half of the almond flour mixture, then beat in almond milk. Beat in remaining almond flour mixture until well combined. Spread batter in prepared pan, being careful not to dislodge sliced almonds on the sides. Smooth the top.

Bake 60 minutes, or until top is deep golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Serves 12. Each serving has a total of 6.52 g of carbs and 3.04 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 3.48 g.

Food energy: 259kcal; Total fat: 22.44g; Calories from fat: 201; Cholesterol: 68mg; Carbohydrate: 6.52g; Total dietary fiber: 3.04g; Protein: 9.58g.

Recipe can also be seen here and here

Enjoy your Saturday

All the best Jan


Mrs Vimes said...

Would it be wrong to spread butter on that? I'm on a fast day today and planning the Christmas week lchf menu. I'm blummin starving now! Bad timing I think. But this looks gorgeous for a Boxing Day treat in front of a good film.

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Jo said...

Putting my feet up with a slice of that delicious cake would definitely be preferable to battling the crowds in the shops.

Anonymous said...

Delicious looking cake :)

Martha said...

This is my kind of cake! So delicious.

Lowcarb team member said...

Mrs Vimes
Yes ... go for it ... some butter would be great

Many thanks ... and a Happy Christmas to you too

Yes, nothing worse than battling crowds ...

Anon at 20.15
Many thanks for your comment

Take a few minutes and sit down and enjoy a slice ...

Thanks to ALL of you for your comments.
Happy Christmas Wishes to you and yours.

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks bunches.