Italian Almond Cake Recipe

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Italian Almond Cake

Annamaria Settanni McDonald


This is a great old world style almond cake. It's great with a lemon glaze or just a sprinkling of powder sugar. This is a great Italian cake with the essence and moistness from Almond Paste.

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35 Min


45 Min


2 stick
butter, softened
1 c
sour cream at room temp
1 tsp
baking soda
2 c
sifted all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
7 oz
almond paste
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
lemon zest, grated (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter sides and bottom of one 9-inch spring form pan.
Mix together the sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl.
Sift the flour and salt into another bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the almond paste, a little at a time, at medium speed, and beat for 8 minutes.
Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, and mix until incorporated. It will look curdled; don't worry. Blend in the almond extract and sour cream mixture also add in lemon zest. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, just until blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake about 1 hour. It is done when you press the top and it returns to its shape, and also shrinks from the sides of the pan. Remove from the oven and place on a baking rack to cool in the pan. Serve as you like. Enjoy!!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #Almond