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Lemon, Anise, and Cardamom Cake With Balsamic Sour Cherry Sauce

Lemon, Anise, and Cardamom Cake With Balsamic Sour Cherry Sauce

Wow, how good does this dessert sound? With Italian-inspired ingredients like anise and balsamic vinegar, this lemony cake is the perfect not too sweet, not too savory dessert.

What You’ll Need

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  • heavy cream  ( 2/3 cups )
  • fresh lemon juice  ( 3 tablespoons )
  • all purpose flour  ( 1 1/2 cup )
  • kosher salt  ( 3/4 teaspoons )
  • baking soda  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • baking powder  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • ground cardamom  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • unsalted butter at room temperature  ( 6 tablespoons )
  • granulated sugar  ( 1 cup )
  • large eggs  ( 2 )
  • anise extract  ( 2 teaspoons )
  • zest of two lemons 
  • cold unsalted butter  ( 10 tablespoons )
  • light brown sugar   ( 3/4 cups )
  • toasted pine nuts, chopped finely  ( 1/2 cup )
  • old fashioned rolled oats  ( 1/2 cup )
  • Kosher salt  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
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