almond cake

★★★★★ 1
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By Ronda Krouch
from Riverside, WY

This recipe is by, Giada De Laurentiis

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond cake

  • 1/2 c
    fine yellow corn meal
  • 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 c
    almond paste,cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream

How To Make almond cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan with vegetable spray. An alternative is to butter and flour the cake pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, cake flour and baking powder and set aside.
  • 2
    Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachemnt, beat the butter and almond paste on high speed until smooth, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low and slowly add confectioners' sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined and light and fluffy. Raise speed to high and add the vanilla extract, whole eggs and yolks. 1 at a time. Mix until well combined. Reduce speed to medium and add the sour cream and dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  • 3
    Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 35 minutes, or until the cake is golden and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool. Remove from pan and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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