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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Almond Cake

by Giada De Laurentiis
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Serves
8
Intermediate
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Almond Cake

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My classic almond polenta cake is rich in flavor and light in texture. Best of all, it can be made the day before, as long as you can resist cutting into it!

Almond Cake

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Polenta Cake

Servings

8

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes

Calories

225

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan with vegetable spray. An alternative is to butter and flour the cake pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, cake flour and baking powder and set aside.
  4. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, 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 egg 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.
  5. 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.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
8
per serving
Calories
225
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
37 grams
Protein
5 grams
Fat
6 grams
Saturated Fat
2 grams
Cholestrol
117 milligrams
Sodium
68 milligrams
Fiber
1 grams
Sugar
21 grams
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4 reviews & comments

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Feb 28

    Hi @Alissa! Yes, that should be perfect for weighing out the almond paste!

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Feb 28

    Hi @Jeri! We’ve never tried it, but if you do, 1-to-1 gluten free flour is recommended! Let us know how it turns out!

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    Alissa - Feb 28

    Just wanted to verify: For the 1/4 cup almond paste, I can weigh 2 oz. on my food scale?

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    Jeri - Nov 01

    Can gf flour be substituted for cake flour ?

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