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Almond Fruit Cake

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● 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
● 1 tsp. baking powder
● 1⁄4 tsp. salt
● 1 cup (1/2 kg) unsalted butter, softened
● 2/3 cup sugar
● 2 eggs, room temperature
● 1 lb. of fruit, whatever kind or combination you like, pitted and sliced
● 1/2 cup ground almond
● 1 tsp. vanilla
● 1 tsp. almond extract
● 1 cup almond slivers to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat to 350°F.
  2. Butter a pie dish.
  3. Using either a hand-held or stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Beat in vanilla.
  6. Sprinkle the flour, baking powder and salt over the batter, and mix in thoroughly.
  7. Scrape batter into the buttered pie dish and spread evenly.
  8. Scatter the fruit slices evenly over top, and press gently into the batter using your fingertips – you should have enough fruit so that the slices are crowded quite close together.
  9. Bake until the top is golden and the edges pull away from the pan, 50 to 60 minutes.
  10. Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

BeTeavon and ENJOY!

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