Almond-Rose Pound Cake

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“I have been extremely interested in the use of rose water in the kitchen and decided to post this recipe. I would suggest using Tonkcat's recipe for rose petal jam Rose Petal Jam for this distinctive pound cake. Take a culinary adventure with me!! Adapted from "New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies" by Najmieh Batmanglij”
1hr 20mins

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch tube pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Put the pieces of butter into the large bowl of an electric mixer and set aside about 15 minutes to soften.
  3. Grind almonds finely in a food processor or blender and set aside.
  4. When butter has softened, cream with sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir together flour and salt. Slowly add to the creamed mixture, beating until batter is smooth.
  7. Remove about a third of the batter and add rose water and jam, stirring until smooth.
  8. Stir the ground almonds and almond extract into the remaining batter.
  9. Spoon half of the almond batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  10. Spoon all of rose batter into the pan, spreading evenly. Then top with remaining almond batter and spread until smooth.
  11. Bake cake on center oven rack 50 to 60 minutes or until it tests done. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes, then run a knife around the outside edge and also around the center tube. Invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  12. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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