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How to make Almond Cake

Learn how to make Almond Cake the easiest way! This moist and soft almond cake is paired with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting and delivers great flavors.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Neha

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup (75 gms) Butter (Unsalted, softened to room temp)
  • 2/3 Cup (133 gms) Granulated sugar
  • 2 large Egg whites (room temp)
  • 3/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Sour cream (Full fat, room temp)
  • 1/3 Cup Whole milk (room temp)
  • 2/3 +1/2 Cups (133 gms) All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 pkg. 4 oz Cream Cheese (softened to room temp)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (room temp)
  • 2 Cups Confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Salt a pinch

To decorate on top and bottom

  • 1/3 Cup Roasted Almonds (roughly chopped)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease/spray a 6 x 3 inches round pan.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar till it gets light and fluffy. About 3-4 minutes.
  • 3. Now beat in the egg whites. Add and beat in sour cream and extracts next. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt over wet. Now add milk and gently fold the batter till combined.
  • 4. The batter will be thick. Do not over mix.
  • 5. Bake for about 45-55 minutes. The cake is ready when it passes the tooth pick test. Cool it for 10-15 minutes in the pan. Cool down further on a wire rack before frosting.

Almond cream cheese frosting

  • 1. Beat all the ingredients together except sugar until smooth.
  • 2. Gradually add in sugar and beat well till the frosting gets light and smooth in texture.

Assembling the cake

  • 1. Crumb coat cooled cake with a thin layer of frosting and chill for 1/2 and hour to let it set.
  • 2. Evenly cover the top and sides of cake with more frosting saving some to decorate on top.
  • 3. Spread roasted almonds on the top (center) and bottom (sides) and decorate with the remaining frosting.

Notes

Making the cake ahead:
The cake can be made ahead of time. Cool it and cover tightly. You may keep it overnight or upto a day.
Similarly, frosting can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Allow it to soften to a spreadable consistency for about 10-15 mns before assembling.
Storing and freezing instructions:
Both frosted and unfrosted cakes can be frozen for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for a few hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal