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French Almond Cake with Berries and Cream

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Oven Temp: 375


Almond Cake

  • 4 ounce(s) almond paste
  • .5 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • .5 cup(s) (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • .5 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • .5 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • .25 teaspoon(s) salt

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 4 ounce(s) cream cheese, softened
  • .25 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • .5 cup(s) heavy or whipping cream
  • .25 teaspoon(s) almond extract

Sweetened Berries

  • .5 pound(s) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup(s) raspberries
  • 1 cup(s) blackberries
  • 2 tablespoon(s) confectioners' sugar
  • .25 cup(s) seedless raspberry jam


  1. Prepare Almond Cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour 9-inch round tart pan with removable bottom or nonstick 9-inch round cake pan. (If using tart pan, wrap outside of pan with foil to prevent leakage.)
  2. Crumble almond paste into food processor bowl with knife blade attached. Add granulated sugar and pulse until almond paste is finely ground. Add butter and process until smooth. Add eggs and process until combined, occasionally stopping processor and scraping side of bowl. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and process until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until cake is browned and top springs back when lightly pressed with finger. Cool cake completely in tart pan on wire rack. If using cake pan, cool cake in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto rack to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Cream Cheese Topping: In medium bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and beat until blended. Add cream and extract; increase speed to high and beat mixture until thick and fluffy. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Prepare Sweetened Berries: In large bowl, combine strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and confectioners' sugar. Toss gently to combine. Let stand 10 minutes to allow sugar to dissolve and flavors to blend.
  6. Assemble cake: Remove tart pan side from cake. With knife or metal spatula, loosen cake from pan bottom. Place cake on serving plate. Spread jam on top of cake to 1/2 inch from edge. Spoon cream topping over jam, spreading to cover. Spoon berry mixture over cream. Serve immediately

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