Almond Cake

Almonds are one of my favorite nuts and this almond cake is filled with almond flavor!! It is a bit dense, very moist and it pairs perfectly with an almond buttercream or a chocolate ganache.

Almond Cake

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Prep: Cook: Yield: serves 10-12Total:

This cake is great just eaten alone. It is so moist and delicious.

You'll Need...

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely ground almond meal
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350 (325 for convection) [TEMP]
  2. Combine flour, almond meal, sugar, salt, and baking powder in the bowl of a stand mixer. [COMBINE]
  3. Mix, using a paddle attachment to blend. [BLEND]
  4. Add the butter and almond extract and stir on low for 2-3 minutes, until coarse crumbs form. [ADD]
  5. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, milk and sour cream and mix to blend. Add 1/2 of this mixture. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. [BEAT]
  6. Add the 2nd half and beat for another minute on medium speed. [BEAT]
  7. Pour into two parchment lined 9 inch pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or into a parchment lined 1/4 sheet pan. [POUR]
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes for 9 inch pans and 30-40 minutes for the 1/4 sheet pan. [BAKE]

Additional Notes

This cake bakes perfectly flat so you won't have cake levels. Be careful not to under bake.


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