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Strawberry Almond Cake

It is often said that cooking is art, but baking is science.  The reasoning behind the statement is that there’s a wide margin of error in cooking, thus leaving plenty of room for creativity without ruining a dish.  Baking, however, requires precise measuring, weighing, and timing in order to yield a result worth bragging about.  That’s not to say, however, that there isn’t a bit of room for improvisation in the world of baking.  This strawberry almond cake is a good example of just that.  The recipe required milk, for which I substituted tangier buttermilk, and walnuts, for which I substituted almonds.  Then, because I had some beautiful fresh strawberries from the farmers market, I sliced those in half and placed them with the almonds in the bottom of the pan before adding the batter.  The result was so delicious that I may go bake another as soon as I’m done writing this post.

Strawberry Almond Cake