Strawberry Almond Cornmeal Cake

Strawberry Almond Cornmeal Cake
Golden and gently sweet thanks to a blend of cornmeal and almond flour, this homey cake packs a lot of summery goodness into every bite. Get the recipe:Strawberry Almond Cornmeal Cake. Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 to 8 serves


  • 5 ounces (10 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan

  • cup all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 cup fine cornmeal or instant polenta

  • 2 cups almond flour (found in the baking aisle)

  • 8 medium strawberries, hulled


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment. Butter the parchment and dust lightly with flour.

  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, 1 cup of the sugar, and the vanilla with an electric mixer on high, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions, until fluffy. Fold the flour mixture into the batter. Fold in the cornmeal and almond flour, scraping the bottom of the bowl, until combined.

  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan; smooth with a spatula. Press the strawberries partway into the batter, leaving space between them. Sprinkle the top with the remaining sugar. Bake until the edges are browned and a cake tester inserted in the center (avoiding the berries) comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 1 hour, 10 minutes. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool, 10 minutes, before turning the cake out of the pan. Cool completely. Cut into slices and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
30g Fat
60g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 10g
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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