Rose Petal Pound Cake
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/2 ounces finely chopped almonds
- 1 teaspoon rosewater*
- 2 drops red food coloring
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9 inch tube pan.
- Cream butter well.
- In a separate bowl beat sugar and eggs together until doubled in volume.
- Add sifted flour and salt gradually.
- Fold in creamed butter thoroughly.
- Divide batter into two equal parts.
- Into one part add the almond extract and the ground almonds.
- To the other part add the rosewater and the red food coloring.
- Spoon batters alternately into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
- Let cake cool, then remove from pan and dust with confectioners' sugar.
* You can substitute orange water for the rosewater.