Italian Almond Cake - Giada De Laurentiis Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter and lightly flour an 8-inch round cake pan (or use vegetable spray).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, cake flour, and baking flour, whisking well to mix; set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the confectioners' sugar, mixing until well combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  6. Increase the speed to high, then add the vanilla, whole eggs, and the egg yolks one at a time; mix until incorporated well.
  7. 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).
  8. Pour the cake batter into the greased pan and smooth the top with the back of a large spoon or a spatula.
  9. 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.
  10. Remove from oven, place pan on wire rack, and let cool.
  11. Turn the cake out from the pan, place on serving platter or dish, and dust with confectioners' sugar.
  12. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 394.47 Kcal (1652 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.96g 28%
Cholesterol 155.78mg 52%
Sodium 57.93mg 2%
Potassium 181.2mg 4%
Total Carbs 54.06g 18%
Sugars 38.87g 155%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 4%
Protein 6.65g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 73mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 341.36 Kcal (1429 kJ)
Calories from fat 139.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.54g 28%
Cholesterol 134.81mg 52%
Sodium 50.13mg 2%
Potassium 156.8mg 4%
Total Carbs 46.78g 18%
Sugars 33.64g 155%
Dietary Fiber 0.93g 4%
Protein 5.76g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 9%
Calcium 63.1mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.2
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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