This is a secret recipe that my grandma uses for a biscuity chocolate cake which we have at special occasions and it's a real family favourite. I like to add caramelised almonds to the top as a little twist, but it is still the same recipe from 57 years ago when my grandparents bought their first stove and were given a recipe book free with this cake recipe in it!
Here is the recipe for the caramelised almonds.....
1 packet of flaked almonds
1 teaspoon of water
1oz icing sugar
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 8.
Place the almonds in a sieve and wet them slightly under a tap for a few seconds. Then sprinkle them with the icing sugar, making sure to coat as many of them as possible. Now line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, and spread the almonds on the sheet. Now place in the oven for 5- 10 minutes, making sure you keep a close eye on them so they don't burn. Then take them out of the oven and leave to cool.
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I made it the other day as a treat and it still tastes so good.