Almond Pound Cake with Plums and Cardamom Ice Cream is the epitome of simple summertime pleasures on a plate.  The plums pair delectably with cardamom and almond.  Seriously wonderful.
Almond Pound Cake with Plums and Cardamom Ice Cream

Almond Pound Cake with Plums and Cardamom Ice Cream
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 3/4 ounces sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 ounces flour
  • 1 1/4 ounces yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 ounces almonds, toasted, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds plums, peeled and pitted, sliced
  • 5 ounces sugar, approximately
  • water, as needed
  • Cardamom ice cream, as needed
  • toasted sliced almonds as needed
Instructions
  1. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing thoroughly after each. Mix in almond extract. Mix together flour, cornmeal, almonds and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, mixing just until blended.
  2. Divide batter into a lightly greased 91/2-x-51/2-in. baking pan; bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes then unmold. Cut the loaf into 6 even slices.
  3. For each serving, sauté 4 ounces plums with 1/2 Tablespoon sugar until sugar starts to caramelize; add 1/2 Tablespoon water and cook until liquid becomes syrupy.
  4. Plate 1 slice of cake, spoon plums on top and garnish with ice cream and almonds.

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