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Pound Cake with Fruit and Almond Flakes

The Pound Cake with Fruit and Almond Flakes is a delicious recipe that can be made all year round using fresh fruit in season or frozen.

Pound Cake with Fruits and Almond Flakes on a white and blue plate

The cake is not very sweet, but it is delicate and full of flavor. Cherries are the best if you combine them with almonds.

This recipe of Pound Cake with Fruit and Almond Flakes is something that I like making in the summer.

From June to September, Romanians love to bake this cake and use any fruit in season from cherries to strawberries or other type of berries, to apricots  and peaches.

Here are some other recipes that involve fresh fruit during the summer time: 

Plums Coffee Cake Summer Dessert 

Romanian Fruit Coffee Cake (Pandispan Cu Fructe)

Easy summer Old Fashion Peach Cake

It is light, delicious, not very sweet and makes a great dessert or snack. It is also great for  a picnic. 

However, because frozen fruit is available all year around, you can have this cake whenever you want it.

slices of cake on a big white and blue platter

HOW TO MAKE THE POUND CAKE WITH FRUIT AND ALMOND FLAKES:

First of all, I truly recommend a kitchen scale. With the globalization, the internet and how we now get access to recipes from all over the world, you need a scale to measure ingredients.

The kitchen scales are cheap and easy to find in stores, so there is no excuse to not have one around.

Besides the fact that measuring the ingredients correctly in easier than using cups and teaspoons, you can now make European recipes and graduate from the boxed cake mix.

How cool would that be? You can even become the new Mary Berry! Here is a kitchen scale that measures both ounces and grams.

You might need an electrical mixer, but you can also make this cake using a simple whisk, like I did.

I started by mixing the butter(which was room temperature) with powder sugar.

Tip: Buy unsalted butter, it is better for baking. 

Mixing butter and sugar together in a bowl with a whisk

I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. I prepared the eggs in a bowl and measured the almond flakes.

bowl with ingredients- flour, eggs, almond flakes

I added the eggs to the butter, one at a time.

adding eggs to the butter and sugar mixture

I added the flour slowly. If you use a mixer, start slow until you incorporate the flour.

flour added to the bowl with butter, eggs and sugar

I covered the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper.

parchment paper on the bottom of a 9x13inches glass baking pan

Then I poured the batter into the pan.

tray filled with batter ready for baking

I made it with frozen cherries, but you can use fresh pitted cherries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, apricots, peaches etc.

fruits added on top of the batter

Then, sprinkled with almond flakes.

almond flakes added on top of the batter

I baked the cake at 350F for about 35 minutes. The time to bake depends on your oven, but it should be somewhere between 30-40 minutes.

Pound cake in a baking tray out of the oven

Very pretty, right?

cake in the baking panand full of flavor. Cherries are the best if you combine them with almonds.

You just have to let it cool, then cut in squares and dust each piece with powder sugar.

Pound Cake with Fruits and Almond Flakes- slices of cake on a white with blue flowers plate

It is a simple cake that would probably go well with some ice cream right next to it.

I personally like it simple, with a cup of tea or coffee. (learn how to make Turkish coffee at home)

Pound Cake with Fruits and Almond Flakes- slices on a blue plate

This cake is delicious and simple and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!

Yield: 16 servings

Pound Cake with Fruit and Almond Flakes

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The Pound Cake with Fruit and Almond Flakes is a delicious recipe that can be made all year around using fresh fruits in season or frozen. The cake is not very sweet, but it is delicate and full of flavor. Cherries are the best if you combine them with almonds.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup/8.8 oz/250 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups/8.8 oz/250 g powder sugar
  • 2 cups/8.8oz/250 g flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon/5 g baking powder
  • 6 large eggs
  • 17.6oz/500 g fresh fruit (the best are apricots, peaches, cherries, blueberries, plums)
  • 3.5oz/100 g almond flakes
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper on the bottom.
  2. In a large bowl, mix unsalted butter with powder sugar and salt until smooth.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg.
  4. Sift flour with baking powder and salt together and add them to the mixture spoon by spoon.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Use a spatula to level and spread equally the mixture in the pan.
  6. Place the fruit on top of the mixture(if you use plums, cut them in half and remove the pit. Do the same with the peaches or apricots)
  7. Sprinkle with almond flakes.
  8. Bake at 350F for approximately 30-40 minutes or until it passes the test with the toothpick.
  9. Let it cool completely then sprinkle with powder sugar and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g

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