Almond flavoured cake that is dense and sweet. This almond cake is the perfect treat to add to your Christmas baking list!
Yay for Christmas baking!
I have to say, it’s one of my favourite things about Christmas. Of course, everything about Christmas is my favourite thing about Christmas. But still. I love baking and it’s fun to just make all the things at this time of year.
I always bake way too much because I love doing it and at Christmas it’s okay to do way too much. You know that there will be plenty of opportunities to give it away so I figure it’s okay to do lots and lots of it!
Plus, it’s hard to narrow down the list. Doesn’t help that it gets longer every year. I can’t even make all the favourites anymore because there’s too many of them. These whipped shortbread and these peppermint pinwheels get made every year without fail, but after that I’ve had to start picking and choosing. I’ll ask my family what needs to be made, and the list just keeps growing. So I’ve had to start making half batches of things just so that we can have more options. This works well. You get a taste of all the favourites but don’t end up with a freezer full of the excessive baking!
This almond cake is one of my favourites. It hasn’t become a favourite with anyone else in my family yet, but it’s one of those things that my mom made every Christmas when I was growing up and I always loved it. It’s a dense, sweet cake flavoured with almond that I adore. My kids are starting to love it too, but I haven’t made it every year so it’s not in the “favourites” category just yet! Pretty sure that will have to change.
This almond cake is absolutely amazing. If you are wanting something a little different to add to your Christmas cookie plate, try this recipe. Maybe it will become a new favourite for you!
Tips for perfect Almond Cake:
- make sure to grease and flour your pie plate for this recipe, or you will have a hard time getting the cake out – I like to use butter or shortening to grease, then put a spoonful of flour on the pie plate and shake it until the flour coats the plate, shaking out the excess flour
- this cake can be made with a food processor, a stand mixer or a hand mixer so use whichever you prefer
- this cake freezes well in an airtight container for up to 3 months
- here are some more tasty almond treats for you: Glazed Cranberry Almond Bars, Almond Snowball Cookies, and Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease and flour a 9 inch round pie plate and set aside.
- In a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
- Add the flour and the almond extract and beat well.
- Spread the batter in the prepared pie plate.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees F and bake for another 30-35 minutes until the edges of the cake are golden brown.
- Let cool completely before slicing and removing the cake from the pan.
- Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature or freeze for up to 3 months.
This recipe is easily doubled if you want, just divide the batter between two pie plates.
Source: This is a recipe my mother has made for years and years - I’m not sure where it originated from!
Pyrex Glass Pie Plate
KitchenAid Hand Mixer
Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer
Measuring Cups / Measuring Spoons set
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 32mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 13g Protein: 2g
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