Almond Coffee Cake

Pat Duran


You will love this coffeecake if you love true almond flavor and coffee.
This is so good with your morning coffee..This recipe was given to me by a member of our Church when I lived in Alburqueque,NM...she was a recipe hound like most of us...
This cake is best if made a day ahead ; cover and let stand at room temperature.

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8 to 10 servings


20 Min


1 Hr





1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
almonds, chopped (toasted are the best)
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/3 c
old fashioned oats
1 1/2 tsp
instant coffee powder
1/4 c
chilled butter, cut in pieces


3 c
cake flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 c
whole almonds,toasted and finely grind in food processor
3/4 c
butter, unsalted, room temperature
1/2 c
almond paste
1 2/3 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1 c
lowfat milk or your choice of milk
6 large
egg whites, room temperature for greater volume


1 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
whipping cream
1 tsp
instant coffee powder
1/3 c
sliced almonds, toasted

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350^. Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with Bakers Joy( with flour)or grease and flour pan.Set aside.
Mix all but the butter in a small bowl. Add the butter in pieces and rub in with fork, fingers or pastry blender, till well blended. Set aside.
Mix flour and baking powder in a small bowl.Set aside.
Grind the almonds, set aside.
In electric mixer, beat butter and almond paste till blended.
Gradually beat in the sugar,until fluffy. Add in extract; then stir in dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Fold in the ground almonds.
In another large bowl m using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites to medium peaks, gradually add in remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and beat till stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter in 2 additions.
Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle streusel over batter. Spoon remaining batter over streusel. Bake cake about 55 minutes of until cake tests done. Remove from oven . Cool in pan for 20 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to cool completely.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Drizzle over cake, letting it drizzle down sides. Sprinkle with sliced almonds,if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Cakes
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Hungarian