Dan Goldberg
Makes 12 cakes

Serve these buttery little cakes for breakfast or as a midday snack with a cup of hot tea. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes. Notes: You can substitute about 1 1/2 cups raspberries for the blackberries if you like.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar, almond paste, and orange zest. With a mixer on high speed, beat until mixture is blended, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat until fluffy, 1 or 2 minutes. Add flour, stir to mix, then increase speed and beat until well blended. Batter will be thick.

Step 2

Fill a pan of 12 buttered or paper-lined muffin cups (1/2-cup capacity) about 2/3 full with batter. With a small flexible spatula, spread batter smooth. Arrange a few blackberries on top of batter in each cup; lightly press berries into batter.

Step 3

Bake until cakes are golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan about 5 minutes. Serve dusted with powdered sugar.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Angelawhocooks's Review

June 14, 2011
Tasty, easy and a fun contribution to a pot luck. I was invited to a garden tea party potluck and these were a perfect addition to the buffet. I made this in my mini-cupcake pan using baking spray (butter & flour), they cooked in 15 minutes and they popped out beautifully.