Try this recipe for citrus almond cake with warm berry compote

citrus almond cake with warm berry compote
citrus almond cake with warm berry compote

citrus almond cake

1 cup cake flour

⅓ cup almond flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

Pinch kosher salt

1 ½ sticks butter – soft

1 cup sugar

2 eggs – room temperature

Zest of one orange – finely grated

Zest of one lemon – finely grated

½ teaspoon almond extract

¼  teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon Fustini’s Cara Cara

  Cream Balsamic Vinegar

⅔ cup sour cream

Confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and butter and flour the inside of a nine inch spring form pan. Whisk together all the dry ingredients and set aside. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream together. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides as needed. Add orange and lemon zest, almond and vanilla extracts, and Fustini’s Cara Cara Cream Balsamic Vinegar and process until well combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients, scraping down the sides as needed, until combined. Add sour cream and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared spring form pan, smooth the top, and bake in preheated oven until the top springs back when touched and a toothpick comes out clean from the middle – 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then release the spring form, invert the cake to remove the bottom of the pan, and re-invert to cool completely. Sprinkle liberally with confectioners sugar.

Warm Berry Compote

1 pint raspberries

1 teaspoon Fustini’s Raspberry 

  Balsamic Vinegar

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 pint strawberries – sliced

½ pint blueberries

Place ½ pint raspberries, Fustini’s Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar, sugar and lemon juice in small sauce pan. Place over low heat and cook until raspberries break down and sugar is dissolved.  Press through fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds. Place the rest of the raspberries, strawberries and blueberries in a bowl and pour the warm raspberry puree over the top. Gently stir together and serve immediately.

Chef Andy, Fustini’s, Holland
By Chef Andy,
Fustini’s, Holland

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