Playing with flour_ moist and fragrant almond cake

I tend to hoard my favorite almond paste and only reluctantly pop open a can when I think I have a really worthwhile recipe to use it in. Banana bread using oil Two of my favorite ways to use almond paste is in those delectable Italian tri-color cookies and to make almond macaroons. Bananas foster bread pudding I love the stuff but it’s not cheap and I want to use it for a good cause where it’s worth every ounce. Banana bread with yogurt recipe This almond cake I recently made qualifies.


Banana bread with yogurt and applesauce It is so moist and fragrant, rich with almond flavor thanks to that paste.

I was drawn to this recipe because I love almonds and, well, cake. Banana bread with yogurt and oil This is a somewhat rustic, “everyday”, kind of cake, which I can never get enough of. Banana nut bread beer It’s simple, one-layered, with no need for frosting. Banana nut bread calories You can call it a “finger-cake,” one you simply eat with your hands or consider it a tea cake and enjoy it a bit more delicately in the afternoon along with a cup of tea (that’s how I prefer it). Banana nut bread with chocolate chips I made a little whipped cream to go with this almond cake but I don’t think it needs it since it’s plenty moist on its own. Banana nut bread healthy Suggested accompaniments also include some fresh fruit or ice cream. Banana nut bread cake Ice cream goes with everything.

Luckily, the cake turned out terrifically moist. Banana nut bread pioneer woman I was a little worried that reducing the amount of butter (I used 6 tablespoons as opposed to 8 for half the recipe) might be risky. Banana nut bread with buttermilk David mentioned that the recipe had been re-worked and already contained less butter than the original, but 2 sticks of butter (for a full size cake) is still quite a bit for an everyday cake. Easy banana bread no eggs I saw a couple of comments on his website from people who had dialed the butter done further and since there was so much talk about the cake being so moist, I had a feeling it would work.

The fun part about making this rich almond butter cake is I got to make up the batter in a food processor, a first for me. How to make banana bread pudding As much as I dislike having to wash that piece of equipment, it’s neat to do things a little differently. How to make banana bread without eggs The cake rises pretty significantly while baking but luckily did not overflow. Banana nut bread recipe healthy It has a tight crumb and the best way to describe it is moist, and full of almond flavor. Healthy banana bread muffins And with the almond paste, it’s far heartier and denser than say, a light chiffon cake. Best banana bread recipe uk It’s buttery, even with the little bit less I used, and rich. Best banana bread recipe sour cream I would say it’s almost like an almond pound cake. Banana bread with sour cream martha stewart I would love to bake it in a loaf pan next time but a round cake always seems a bit more special.

All in all, this is one great everyday cake. Banana bread with sour cream and chocolate chips I’m glad I cracked open that almond paste.

To start on this almond cake, grab your food processor because the batter comes together very quickly in it. Banana bread with sour cream and brown sugar If you do not have one, you could use the stand mixer and paddle attachment to break down the almond paste (much like with the tri-color cookies) as thoroughly as possible first. Banana bread nutrition facts The food processor is ideal in this situation because it efficiently breaks up the almond paste so that there are no lumps and the paste is spread evenly throughout.

This recipe (below) is intended for a 9 or 10-inch cake. Healthy banana bread with greek yogurt You need a cake pan with a minimum 2-inch height since the batter does raise pretty significantly in the oven. Moist banana bread muffins I went with half a recipe and made a small 6 inch cake. Banana nut bread moist As I mentioned earlier, I think this is a great recipe to bake into a loaf pan as well.

First, break down the almond paste by grinding it with sugar and some flour in the food processor until there are no lumps.

Scrape the cake batter into a prepared cake pan. Easy banana bread recipe uk Use a springform or cake pan at least 2 inches in height. Banana bread recipe with sour cream and brown sugar The pan should be buttered and floured, with a parchment round at the bottom. Banana loaf with chocolate chips I’ve just started using a cooking spray made specifically for baking and it worked just fine (though I find that particular spray comes out quite heavy and I need to wipe it down a little to spread around). Gluten free banana chocolate chip bread Here’s my mini version ready for the 325 degree oven:

Notice there’s probably a good 1-inch clearance from the batter to the top of the cake pan. Moist banana chocolate chip bread When it baked in the oven, the cake rises significantly, up to the very top, but did not overflow. Healthy chocolate chip banana bread If you use a 2-inch tall cake pan, there shouldn’t be any problem but it’s not a bad idea to put a baking sheet under your cake pan if you are at all concerned. Banana bread without nuts A regular size cake is supposed to take approximately 65 minutes to bake but my small one took roughly 45 minutes. Healthy banana chocolate chip bread Plus, it didn’t turn out as dark as I expected (that’s alright since the inside was perfectly moist) but I took it out when the cake was set in the center. Banana nut chocolate chip bread Run a knife around the side of the cake pan once out of the oven and let cool completely before turning out.

The top of the cake is a bit crinkly so a dusting of confectioners’ sugar is nice. Banana walnut chocolate chip bread All in all, this is a very moist, rich, almond cake. Best banana bread muffins Enjoy it alone, with some fruit, whipped cream, or ice cream. Banana bread muffins healthy It’s a treat any way.

* I’ve slightly adapted the recipe by dialing down the butter even further. Vegan chocolate chip banana bread I use 1 1/2 sticks of butter for a full recipe instead of 2. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe martha stewart The cake was plenty rich enough for me with that amount of butter so feel free to experiment.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Banana bread recipe applesauce Butter a 9 or 10-inch springform or cake pan and line it with a round of parchment paper. Paleo banana nut bread Grease parchment paper and dust the entire pan with flour, tapping out excess. Banana nut bread recipe paula deen (Alternatively, you could use a cooking spray made for baking purposes). Banana bread beer recipe Place cake pan over a baking sheet.

Grind sugar, almond paste, and 1/4 cup of flour in a food processor until almond paste is broken up and the mixture looks like sand.

Whisk remaining 3/4 cup flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.

Add the cubes of butter, vanilla and almond extracts to the bowl of the food processor and process until batter is smooth and fluffy. Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips Next, add eggs, one at a time, processing after each addition. Banana bread without buttermilk Scrape the sides of the food processor bowl a couple of times to make sure the eggs are evenly incorporated. Banana bread recipe muffins (The mixture might look curdled after all the eggs have been added; it will come back together after adding the flour.)

Add half the flour mixture and pulse a few times before adding the rest. Banana bread recipe vegan Pulse until the flour is just incorporated. Banana bread muffins with chocolate chips Do not overmix (you could also fold in the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula.)

Scrape the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for approximately 65 minutes, until the cake is a dark brown and the center is set.

Remove the cake from the oven and run a sharp knife around the sides of the cake. Banana bread muffins uk Let cool completely in the pan before turning out and removing the parchment paper round.

Oh yes – you can’t waste a drop of that almond goodness! I always wrap my leftovers tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap that in aluminum foil. Banana bread recipe with cream cheese Pop it in the fridge and store it there. Banana cake without baking soda When I want to use it, I usually take it out a few hours in advance to “warm” it up. Banana bread chocolate chip muffins Some recipes might actually work well with cold/frozen almond paste (I’m thinking of an almond scones recipe and a tri-color cake I’ve made), in which case you don’t even need to take it out in advance. Banana bread with almond flour I pretty much always have some bit of almond paste in my refrigerator! Hope that helps. Banana muffins with chocolate chips Delete

Thanks for this recipe. Banana bread with almond meal I created a different almond cake that crumbled when I flipped it out of the pan. Gluten free banana bread almond meal I trust this one will be moist. Gluten free banana bread almond flour However, I want to tort and fill the cake with a thin layer of buttercream. Banana bread recipe walnuts What is your opinion? Can I torte this cake or is it too moist for that? Thanks for your time.

Hi Jennifer…I haven’t made this cake in a while but I do think it would work! It is very moist but not crumbly, more like dense and heavy yet moist. How to make healthy banana bread You should be able to split and maneuver it without a problem. Banana bread mini muffins It is pretty buttery on its own…would you consider a jam filling and maybe buttercream outside? Either way, it sounds wonderful. Banana bread brown sugar Good luck and hope you end up with a moist, delicious cake! Delete

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