Today my friend Alja is kind enough to be sharing her mother's delicious recipe for almond cake. Alja and her family moved from The Netherlands to the States when she was five and although she's been living in the U.S. for many years now, deep down, she'll always been a Dutch girl at heart. Every now and again she'll bring a special Dutch treat into the office, like these bread sprinkles or the almond cake, and I get super excited! What's really great about this cake is that it looks so unassuming, but, man, is it packed with a lot of yummy almond flavor. So humble and simple, sort of like modern Dutch architecture. :-) Thanks, Alja!
You can find the complete recipe after the jump.
From Alja: My mom can make this cake half asleep, and I think she sometimes does. try it with a little real whipped cream!
1 stick butter
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
dust of salt
1/2 lb. almond paste
Melt butter, add sugar and egg, mix. Separately, mix flour and powder, add to ingredients. Fork in almond paste. Bake 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.