White Chocolate Almond Pound Cake

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With all the buttery denseness of a pound cake, this one has the added glamour of white chocolate.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almond
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips melted
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds toasted

Method

In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in almond extract. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of milk. Stir in slivered almonds and chocolate chips. Scrape into prepared pan.

Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1-1/2 hours. Let cake cool in pan on rack; turn out onto plate and let cool.

Topping: Drizzle white chocolate down centre of loaf; sprinkle with almonds. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store for up to 3 days or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.) Cut into 12 slices; cut each in half.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 140 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 239.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 48 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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