this is one of those desserts that is so good and so pretty, people will never know how easy it was to make. seriously, the batter comes together in a matter of minutes, and you pop it in the oven, then top it with strawberries, then bake it a little more. so easy and so good. the cake itself is light and moist with a delicate almond flavor that is subtle but definitely present. and the strawberries on top give it just the right amount of juicy sweetness to really brighten the entire flavor profile of the dish. it’s the kind of dessert that is perfect after a big meal, because it tastes excellent without weighing you down, and it is definitely elegant enough to entertain with. i will definitely come back to it when i need a quick, impressive dessert. i would also love to try it with other fruit – i bet it would be awesome with blueberries, peaches, or maybe even banana!
a light and delicious cake bursting with almond flavor and topped with fresh strawberries.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 12-16 oz fresh strawberries, washed and cut in half
- preheat the oven to 400°f and line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
- in a medium bowl, combine the flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
- in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until they are thick and light in color. add the vanilla, oil, and almond milk, and beat to combine.
- with the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture and beat until everything is just barely combined.
- pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake it for 15 minutes.
- quickly, take the cake out of the oven and arrange the strawberries on top in whatever pattern (or lack thereof) you want. put the cake back in the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. let the cake cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan before removing it and letting it cool completely on a wire rack.