Basque Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy.
  • Gradually beat in the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Sift the cake flour, salt, and baking powder together and use a rubber spatula to fold the dry ingredients into this butter mixture until a soft dough form and no white streaks of flour remain.
  • Spread half the batter evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Stir the.
  • almond extract, if using, into the cherry preserves.
  • Spoon the cherry preserves over the batter, spreading it within 2 inches of the border.
  • Drop the remaining batter by large spoonfuls over the preserves.
  • Spread the batter carefully over the jam to the edge of the pan.
  • Sprinkle with sliced almonds, if using.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a bamboo skewer inserted into the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  • Let cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Unmold the cake and dust with confectioners sugar.
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