Glazed Almond Cake

  • Yield 12 servings

Serve this cake as an impressive last course to your dinner party.

Ingredients

Cake:
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 -- eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup milk
Glaze:
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

  1. For the cake, preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and ground almonds together.  Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract.  Beat in the dry ingredients with the milk; do not overmix.  Pour into greased and floured 10-inch bundt pan.
  3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Invert onto a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
  4. For the glaze, beat the milk, sugar, almond extract and sliced almonds in a bowl until well mixed.
  5. Slide a piece of waxed paper under the rack.  Pour the glaze over the warm cake.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Augusta’s Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters (the Junior League of Augusta, Ga., 2005). 

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