One Layer Almond Cake

1 10-in cake
55 min

My family and I are almond flavor lovers. We really are. Anything that has almonds or almond flavor, count us in. The flavor is pure and sweet and has such a pleasant fragrance as well. We love eating this almond cake as not only is the flavor so delicious and tasty, but the texture is soft and buttery, giving a melt-in-your-mouth feel. We top it off with a basic homemade vanilla frosting that is so silky and pairs so well with the actual cake. It's light, airy, and is a worthy competitor of the classic vanilla cake. This recipe is so easy to make and has become a repeatedly made dessert in our household. You should give it a try and see for yourself!!

Recipe details
  • 1  10-in cake
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg white, room temperature
  • 2 large, whole eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease (1) 10-inch pan and line with parchment paper.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until it turns pale and fluffy (this will take about 2-4 minutes).
Add in the eggs gradually and once incorporated mix in the almond and vanilla extract.
Then. alternate between adding in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk. Combine everything well, making sure there are no clumps.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35-45 minutes. Depending on the oven this make take more or less; keep a close eye and use a toothpick to determine when its done (poke for crumbs; no crumbs= ready!)
Let the cake cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before removing. Allow to cool completely or refrigerate. Add frosting on top of the cake and decorate anyway you like.
  • If you do not have buttermilk, you can use milk and vinegar. Just use 1 1/4 cup milk and add in a tablespoon of white vinegar. Allow to sit for five minutes and use.
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