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Patty's Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1  cup  Cornmeal, yellow or white
    Preferably stone ground, plus
    More for preparing pan
1/2  cup  Flour
1 1/2  teaspoons  Baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1  cup  Sugar
1/4  cup  Oil, plus more for prepar
2  tablespoons  Butter, softened
2    Eggs, large plus
2    Egg whites
1/2  cup  Yogurt, nonfat plain
1 1/2  tablespoons  Lemon, zest grated
1  tablespoon  Lemon juice, fresh
1/2  teaspoon  Lemon extract
1  cup  Berries;fresh or frozen
    Strawberries,blueberries, or
1/4  cup  Black currant liqueur, such
    As Creme de Cassis

Line bottom of 10" round cake pan with parchment or wax paper.Lightly oil pan an dust with cornmeal,shaking out excess.. Sift together cornmeal,flour,baking powder and salt in medium bowl and set aside.. Whisk togethersugar,oil and butter in large mixing bowl until well combined.Add eggs and egg whites,one at a time,stirring until just combined.Stir together yogurt,lemon zest,lemon juice,and lemon extract in small bowl.Fold in dry ingredients until just combined.Do not overmix.. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth top with rubber spatula.Bake at 350~F until cake is golden and wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean,about 40 minutes.Cool cake on rack 10 minutes.Invert cake onto platter,peel off paper and cool completely.( Cake can be made ahead to this point and refrigerated,wrapped in plastic,up to 3 days.) Toss berries with black currant liqueur.Cut cake into wedges and serve topped with berries.Makes 12 servings.

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