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Almond Snack Cake Recipe

Almond Snack Cake Recipe

My oldest son was allergic to chocolate, so I had to find goodies to make without it. These treats filled the bill. In fact, my son is 47 now, so I’ve been making this recipe for a long time! With its great almond flavor, this snack cake is popular at bake sales.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and lemon-colored. Gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating until combined. Stir in butter, flour, salt and extract.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining sugar. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 203 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Almond Snack Cake

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"I will definitely make this again! But I will cut the sugar on top to 2 tablespoons."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"Took this to an event & got 2 requests for the recipe. I also baked for 5 mins longer as suggested. Would make again."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"These are delicious. I make them for church coffee hour and collations all the time. People always want the recipe."

Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"This cake was very, very good and very easy to whip up . . . a dangerous combination!!!! I did have to bake it for about 35 minutes to test done, but once it was done, did not have any of the previously mentioned problems with the cake not being done. We will be making this again and again!"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"This recipe is delicious, and I would definitely make it again. It does sink a bit however, which is why I gave it four stars."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"I will never make this cake again when I'm home alone. I loved it waaaay tooo much. My husband only got 4 out of the 10 pieces. It's a good thing I exercise a lot:)"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"This cake is excellent! I shared it with 7 others and it got rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I will definitely be making it again. The only change I made was to sprinkle half the amount of sugar called for over the top of the cake. It was great!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"I htink we will like these the next time I make them. Unfortunately, I tested them at 25 minutes and got a clean pick, however after they cooled, they would not at all cooked and fell in the middle. It was dough-city from that point on. Very disappointing. I'm surprised that no one else mentioned the problem with the baking time???"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"Huge hit! even my fussy eating brother liked it! now that says alot!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"Super-easy, and delicious! I used sanding sugar on top, rather than regular granulated for a pretty touch."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"These are soooo good!!! I have also drizzled these with melted chocolate chips. Please try this snack cake. Will make over and over. Thanks"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"I've been making these for years and have given out the recipe many times. They are always a hit."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"We love this cake! Its a simple, fast and easy recipe that my kids like helping me make and my husband likes to eat."

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