Almond Cake
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Serves: 20 servings
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup southern comfort or amaretto (or rum or another almond-flavored liquor)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
almond cream cheese frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 13x9 pan with a baking spray or shortening and flour for the cake to release easily.
  3. In a large bowl with a mixer beat sugar, then add in the eggs and mix incorporate all the eggs completely.
  4. Add in the flour and baking powder and mix on low just to stir together.
  5. Then add in the milk, alcohol like southern comfort or amaretto, butter, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Mix on low to combine, then turn to medium speed and combine ingredients until thoroughly mixed about 1 minute.
  6. Pour batter into baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow cake to cool for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
Almond cream cheese frosting
  1. In the bowl of a mixer beat butter and cream cheese, then add in powdered sugar, heavy cream, and almond and vanilla extract.
Almonds for topping cake
  1. Toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat until they are golden.
  2. Spread a light layer of frosting over the top of the cooled cake.
  3. Place the remaining frosting in a piping bag fitted with large star tip, pipe roses, or dollops on the cake and sprinkle the toasted almonds on top of the cake too. I used a 2D tip for the roses and an 857 tip and a 195 tip, you can use any piping tip you'd like.
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