Friday, May 16, 2008

Chocolate Almond Pound Cake

1/2 c Finely chopped almonds
1 1/2 c Sugar
4 oz Butter, melted
4 Eggs
4 oz Bitter chocolate, melted
1 1/2 tsp Almond extract
2 c Flour
1 c Corn meal
1 tsp Salt (optional)
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 c Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 12 c bundt pan. Coat sides with almonds.
In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Stir in chocolate and almond extract.

Combine flour, corn meal, salt and baking powder. Add alternately with milk to chocolate mixture, mixing at low speed until well blended. Spoon into pan. Bake 50-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
Serves 16

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