I have been real good about not making any cookies or desserts for quite some time now. But I figured since it was a holiday, that I could bend this a bit. It was a celebration, after all, and celebrations always needs sweets and treats. I made my decadently rich chocolate peanut butter brownies, Decadently Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies and I also made a cherry almond cake. Both were a big hit with our guests.
This cake is another recipe from one of my Costco cookbooks. And just like everything else with the Costco name on it, it was very tasty and delicious, with just a few basic ingredients needed.
Cherry Almond Cake
1 cup almond flour
1 cup four
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
3/4 cup sugar, plus a little for dusting the top
1/4-1/3 cup almond slivers
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 lb cherries, pitted and cut in half
powdered sugar for dusting
Mix the flours together with the salt and baking powder and set aside.
Mix together the butter, sugar, then add the eggs, 1 at a time and beat well in between each egg. Add the vanilla and the almond extract and beat again. Then add the flour mixture 1/2 at a time, beating in between.
Preheat the oven to 350* F.
Spray a 9 inch springform cake pan with cooking spray.
Pour the cake batter into the cake pan. Place the cherries on top of the batter.
Spread the almond slivers over the top of the cherries and then sprinkle with sugar.
Add the sugar to the almonds and bake for about 45 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
When the cake is completely cooled, you can remove it from the pan and then dust with powdered sugar. Slice it up and enjoy.
It can be eaten as a breakfast cake or as a dessert cake, especially when served with ice cream. Either way, I am pretty sure you are really going to enjoy it.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.