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Almond Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Almond Cake, by , is from Cooking to Cure Cancer , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Deb Long
Added: Tuesday, March 17, 2009


1 c. butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
1 tsp. almond extract
1 c. water
1/2 c. sour cream

1/4 c. butter
4-1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 small package slivered almonds (unsalted, but if you happen to get salted as I did once, I crushed them up and incorporated them into the frosting and they were good too!)

In a saucepan, bring the butter and water to a boil.
Measure flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Stir hot mixture into flour and cream with electric mixer.

Add the 2 beaten eggs, sour cream and extract. Beat until smooth and pour into a greased jellyroll pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or the cake is slightly golden and tests done with a toothpick. Cool for 20 minutes and frost with the almond frosting. Combine butter and milk in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and beat in the powdered sugar and extract. Mix until smooth and spread on warm cake. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top. This tastes even better the second day!




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