Cranberry Almond Ginger Cake


Serves 8
7 tbsp (105 ml) salted butter, room temperature
⅔ cup + 1 tbsp (150 + 15 ml) white sugar, divided
2 eggs
⅔ cup (150 ml) sour cream
2 tbsp (30 ml) milk
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 tsp (5 ml) almond extract
1 cup (250 ml) flour
½ cup (125 ml) almond flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
¼ cup (60 ml) diced candied ginger ed candied ginger
1½ cups (375 ml) cranberries, divided, thawed if frozen
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 ml) Disaronno Amaretto liqueur or water
⅔ cup (150 ml) icing sugar
½ cup (125 ml) toasted sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease a 9-in (23 cm) springform cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and ⅔ cup (150 ml) sugar with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, sour cream, milk, vanilla and almond extract. Mix for 1 minute to incorporate and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, almond flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add these dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix to combine. Gently fold in candied ginger and 1 cup (250 ml) cranberries.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  5. Place remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar in a small bowl. Add remaining ½ cup (125 ml) cranberries and roll in sugar to coat.
  6. In another small bowl, mix together lemon juice, amaretto and icing sugar and stir until a thick glaze forms. Drizzle over cooled cake and top with sugared cranberries and sliced almonds.
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