Almond Cake

Almond Cake
February 28, 2018 Christina Mullin

A delicious, satisfying and easy to make cake!

-All ingredients used are organic-

1-cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, plus more for pan
1-cup sour cream, at room temperature
1-teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 tube (7 ounces) almond paste
4 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 teaspoon almond extract
Confectioner’s sugar

1-Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously butter the bottom and sides of a spring form pan. In a small bowl, mix sour cream with baking soda. In a medium bowl, sift flour and salt together. Set aside prepared pan and both bowls.

2-In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, cream remaining butter and granulated sugar until pale yellow and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to medium and add almond paste, a little at a time, as you continue beating mixture for 8 minutes more. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and continue beating until incorporated. Add almond extract and reserved sour cream mixture and continue beating until incorporated. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add reserved flour mixture, beating just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread to evenly distribute.

3-Bake until top of cake is golden brown, about one hour.

When cool, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and berries.