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Buttermilk Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Almond Crust

It's strawberry season, and it was time to try and make something new with this most delicious fruit. We found this recipe on a blog aptly named The hungry dog, and decided to share it here. The cake came out incredibly moist, with a nice layer of crunchy almond slices on top. I might adapt this recipe and try it with a different combination of fruits and nuts.

CAKE

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
4 oz. unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used 110 g.)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup strawberries,  trimmed and either halved or quartered


ALMOND TOPPING
2 T. unsalted butter, melted
1T. all-purpose flour
1 T. heavy cream (half and half worked fine)
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. natural or blanched sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees (170°C).
Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line the bottom with par…

Do-Nothing Cake

My partner found this recipe on a blog. So easy to make it is literally like doing nothing. I tweaked the original recipe a little because it seemed a bit too sweet to my taste. The result was just amazing: a cake incredibly moist with just the right amount of frosting on top. My frosting came out browner than the original recipe because I used light brown sugar instead of white sugar. 


CAKE 2cupsall-purpose flour 2tspbaking soda 1 and 1/2 cupssugar 2eggs 1/2tspvanilla extract 2 1/2cups(20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained FROSTING 1stick butter,113 g 3/4cupevaporated milk 1cupsugar 1cupchopped nuts 1cupcoconutshredded
Mix all cake ingredients with a spoon. Pour into oiled 9x13 inch (23x33 cm) pan and bake in 350 F (175 C) oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until center of the cake is done. Cook butter, evaporated milk and sugar until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add nuts and coconut.  While cake is still hot, poke it with a skewer to help frosting soak into cake. Immediately pour frosting…