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Almond Cake

Ingredients - Serves 8

¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon almont extract

½ cup cornmeal

½ cup blanched almonds, finely ground

¾ cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter and flour a bundt cake pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  

4. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts.  

5. Stir in cornmeal and ground almonds.  

6. In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.  Gradually fold into the mixture.

7. Bake about 30 to 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into center of cake comes out clean.  

8. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes;  unmold onto rack and finish cooling.

9. Dust cooled cake with confectioners' sugar.  

10. Serve with strawberries in light syrup and whipped cream.