Sunday, October 20, 2019

Almond Pound Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers

This Almond Pound Cake is tender, moist and delicious.  It was the perfect ending for our daughter's birthday dinner.

I made this cake as part of The Cake Slice Bakers group to which I belong......

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs.

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Our choices for October 2019 were ~
  1. Prague Cake
  2. Chocolate Mint Mousse Cake
  3. Almond Pound Cake
  4. Coffee Chocolate Cake
Prague Cake
Chocolate Mint Mousse Cake
Almond Pound Cake
Coffee Chocolate Cake
As you can see, I chose the Almond Pound Cake.  We are celebrating our daughter's birthday today and this cake is being served as her Birthday Cake after dinner.

You can see that the cake is very tender and moist but how do I how it tastes?  I'm going to let you in on a little blogging secret.  Before I turned this cake onto the serving platter, I took a smidge out of the bottom for tasting purposes.  Okay, I took two smidges, I admit it!!

I did amend the recipe slightly.  I ran out of all purpose flour so added some cake flour.  I also baked the cake at 350* for 45-50 minutes.   Just because I automatically turned my oven to that temperature for cake.

I'm off now to Mass and then home to start preparing for our family dinner tonight.  Happy Sunday everyone.  Enjoy your day.

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Yield: 12 servings

Almond Pound Cake

Almond Pound Cake

This Almond Pound Cake is tender, moist and delicious. It was the perfect ending for our daughter's birthday dinner.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 50 Mtotal time: 65 M


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 t. almond extract
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 t. almond extract


How to cook Almond Pound Cake

  1. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla and almond extracts.  Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.  Stir in the milk.
  2. Combine the flours, baking powder and salt.  Gradually add to the batter until just combined.
  3. Treat a bundt pan liberally with baking spray.  Sprinkle the sliced almonds along the bottom of the pan.  Turn the batter into the pan and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 40-50 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  4. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack to cool completely.  When completely cool turn onto a serving platter.
  5. Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and almond extract.  Pour over the cake and sprinkle with additional almond slices, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found in The European Cake Cookbook
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    1. I came "this close" to making this one! I'm so glad it's tasty. Happy birthday to your daughter!

    2. Oh, that looks delicious. I will have to try it soon.


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