Friday, March 4, 2011

Golden Norwegian Sponge Cake

1 cup soft butter (2 sticks)
5 eggs
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. almond extract
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 t. sea salt

Allow butter to become soft, but do not melt.
Place butter and flour in mixing bowl.(I know this sounds strange, but trust me it works)
Beat 5 min. at low speed.
Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, many times during mixing.
Add eggs, one at a time, blending each egg at slow speed.
Sift together sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add graduatl to creamed mixture.
Add extract.
2 min. after all sugar has been added.
Turn into 10" tube pan that has been greased with 2 T. butter and then sprinkled with fine bread crumbs ( used fine panko).
Bake 1 hour in 325 degree oven. (time will vary with the humidity and climate you live in).
This is a very spongey texture of cake.. 
Let this cool for 15 min before taking out of tube pan.
 Sprinkle top with confectioners' sugar and add fruit if you wish.

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