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Butter Almond Cake

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MEAN CHEF - 06:16pm Sep 8, 2000 EST

Made this cake by accident. Since it has no leavening I just wanted to see what it would be like. It is great. It is also the most simple and no fail cake you will ever make.

Butter Almond Cake

1 1/2 c sugar
3/4 c butter -- melted
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c flour
4 tbl sliced almonds -- lightly toasted
1 tbl sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9" round pan (I always use parchment as well)

Blend sugar and melted butter. Beat in eggs. Stir in almond extract and vanilla.

Add flour and salt. Mix well.

Spread batter evenly into pan. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and sugar. Bake for 30 -40 minutes.

Keeps and freezes well.

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Cooking Monster's notes:
if you bake this until it is completely set you will wind up with something akin to a toothsome, fine textured pound cake. If you underbake it you will wind up with something very like almond brownies. Either way you win.

Apple variation (just tried this today and it came out quite well):
take 2 small, very tart apples. Peel, core, and slice them. Layer the batter with the apples before sprinkling the almonds on top.