Preheat oven to 350˚F with the rack in the middle of oven. Prepare a loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 3″) with parchment paper.Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Put mixture in loaf pan & top with slivered almonds. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool cake to room temperature, flip out of pan & slice.
Variatons: Add some lightly floured chocolate chips, dried fruit or more nuts to the batter. About 1/4 cup in volume should be right.
Add some unsweetened coconut flake to the batter or on the top of the cake before baking.
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