I just made the Chocolate and Almond cake from Julia Child's book (the cake was also shown in the movie Julie & Julia). Now that I've taken it out of the oven I've noticed that it really didn't rise much. There is almond meal mixed in with the flour so I'm assuming that would mean the cake wouldn't rise that much. I used Self Raising Flour as stated in the recipe, but it was the 'cake/biscuit/pastry' self raising flour rather than usual SR flour. Wondering if I've stuffed it up or whether cakes with almond meal generally don't rise too much. I should mention too that in the middle I got that 'peak' with a crack
. By now you've probably figured out I have very little experience with cakes
Any help or advice for next time is much appreciated.