Italian Almond Cake - Giada De Laurentiis

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter and lightly flour an 8-inch round cake pan (or use vegetable spray).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, cake flour, and baking flour, whisking well to mix; set aside.
  • In an electric mixer and using a paddle beater, beat together the softened butter and almond paste on high speed until very smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the confectioners' sugar, mixing until well combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Increase the speed to high, then add the vanilla, whole eggs, and the egg yolks one at a time; mix until incorporated well.
  • Reduce the speed to medium then add the sour cream and the cornmeal mixture, and mix until just blended (don't overmix- only mix for a couple of minutes, tops).
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased pan and smooth the top with the back of a large spoon or a spatula.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F in the lower third of the oven for 35 minutes, or until the color of the cake is golden and the batter pulls away from the side of the pan.
  • Remove from oven, place pan on wire rack, and let cool.
  • Turn the cake out from the pan, place on serving platter or dish, and dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.