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...

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground almond meal
  • 1 cup half and half, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350 (325 for convection) [TEMP]
  2. Combine flour, almond meal, salt, and baking powder a bowl. Set aside.[COMBINE]
  3. Combine eggs and sugar. Using a paddle attachment, beat for 1 minute on medium speed to blend. [BLEND]
  4. Add the mixed dry ingredients. Stir on low speed until combined. [ADD]
  5. Mix the flavorings in with the milk, melted butter and oil. Add to the mixture. Scrape down the sides as you are adding. [BLEND]
  6. Mix on low speed until combined. Then increase to medium speed and blend for 20 sections. [BEAT]
  7. Pour into two parchment lined 8 or 9 inch pans or a 1/4 sheet pan. [POUR]
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes for 8 or 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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