almond cake with almond icing

★★★★★ 6
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By Marianne Gleason
from Cincinnati, OH

I have a love affair with anything almond and this cake is perfection!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you follow Marianne's directions, you'll find this almond cake recipe is one of the moistest, most delicate cakes you've ever tasted. The cake has a slight almond flavor and the frosting is rich and thick. It's super simple made with simple ingredients most bakers have on hand. Very yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond cake with almond icing

  • 1 c
    butter
  • 1 c
    water
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 2
    eggs
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 3 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract

How To Make almond cake with almond icing

  • 1
    Preheat over to 375 degrees. In small sauce pan, add water and butter; bring to a boil.
  • 2
    In mixing bowl, add flour and sugar. Pour boiling water and butter mixture over flour and sugar. Mix well.
  • 3
    Add baking soda. Add extract. Add sour cream. Add eggs.
  • 4
    Pour into prepared 9x13 pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until middle is set.
  • 5
    Let cool 20-30 minutes.
  • 6
    Icing: Bring butter and milk to a boil. Put powdered sugar and extract in a mixing bowl. Pour butter/milk mixture into bowl with sugar and extract and mix.
  • 7
    Pour over cake and let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

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