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Strawberry Almond Cakelettes

Strawberry Almond Cakelettes | Photo by Ruth Eileen Photography

If you’re on the hunt for a light, fresh, and simple dessert that’s sure to please a crowd, you’ve most certainly come to the right place. As you may know by now, I’m a huge fan of easy desserts that pack a punch, and these strawberry almond cakelets are all that and more. The best part? They’re as pretty as they are tasty. And I love that their individually portioned sizes feel more elegant than their larger counterparts, but not quite as young – if you will – as cupcakes. It’s fanciness in bite sized morsels, and I, for one, am a fan. Grab the recipe, with photos by the sweet Ruth Eileen, below!

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Strawberry Almond Cakelettes
Yields 12
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
707 calories
106 g
65 g
28 g
10 g
5 g
227 g
423 g
69 g
0 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
227g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707
Calories from Fat 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
43%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 423mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 106g
35%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 69g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
31%
Calcium
20%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  2. 3/4 cup canola oil
  3. 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  6. 3 tsp baking powder
  7. 3/4 tsp salt
  8. 2 tsp almond extract
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
For the glaze
  1. 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  2. 6 tbs orange juice
  3. 3 tsp almond extract
  4. 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  5. 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  6. sliced fresh strawberries for garnish
Equipment
  1. 9x13 rectangular cake pan
  2. 4-5" diameter circle cookie cutter
  3. Pastry brush
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 rectangular cake pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together yogurt, sugar, extracts, and eggs until well blended.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the large bowl and mix until combined.
  5. Add the canola oil and mix well. At first the mixture will seem to separate but as you keep mixing for 2-3 minutes it will combine.
  6. Stir in the chopped strawberries and pour the batter into the cake pan.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes or so, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Flip the cake onto a large cutting board, then use a knife to trim the top to be perfectly flat. Use the large circle cutter to cut out each cakelette.
  9. Mix the orange juice, orange zest, almond extract, and powdered sugar in a small bowl to make the glaze. Use a pastry brush to cover the each cakelette with glaze.
  10. Gently press in almonds atop each cakelette and brush with more glaze. Just before serving, place sliced strawberries in a fan shape on each cakelette, then dust with powdered sugar and garnish with small white flowers if desired.
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calories
707
fat
28g
protein
10g
carbs
106g
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Adapted from The Café Sucre Farine
lark & linen http://www.jacquelynclark.com/

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography

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