Almond Pound Cake with Dried Fruits

Almond Pound Cake with dried fruits


3 cups flour

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened to room temperature

1 1/2 tsps. vanilla

8 ounces almond paste, room temperature

6 large eggs

2 cups dried fruits, diced or minced (I used dried apricots, prunes, pears and peaches and next time would use even more)


Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Place butter, sugar, vanilla and almond paste into a mixing bowl and beat until everything is blended, three or four minutes.  Add eggs, beating in one at a time. Slowly add flour mixture and beat until blended. Fold in dried fruits and spoon batter into two buttered and floured 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pans. 

Bake at 350 degrees about one hour and 10 to 15 minutes.

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