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Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

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"First time I tried this recipe, I took the cake to a friend. She raved about it so much that I made one for us," recalls Sherri Gentry of Dallas, Oregon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING:
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 370 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, cream butter, sugar and extracts in a small bowl until smooth. Add milk until frosting achieves desired spreading consistency. Spread over cake. Decorate with almonds. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Almond Cake in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 370 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"I love a hint of almond in baked goods. This homemade cake and frosting are delicious and the almond is a great addition. This cake is worth the extra effort and is pretty to look at."

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I made this for my mom's birthday and she absolutely adored it. It has a perfect blend of both chocolate and almond. It's perfectly balanced so there isn't too much of anything."

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"When my husband and I were dating we used to plan adeventrues. For his birthday I planned an outing that included a picnic with this cake for dessert. However, I skipped the frosting a simply dusted it with powdered sugar. It was a hit and has been made every year since. This year I used a double batch of the cake recipe for my daughter's 2nd birthday to make the Taste of Home Brown Bear Cake (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Brown-Bear-Cake), which was also a hit. I have made the cake 2 or 3 times since as a bundt cake and frosted it with the frosting recipe from the brown bear cake. The results are a very rich and delicious treat."

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"Delicious! Chocolate and almond flavors complement each other in this cake. I made no changes in this recipe---wouldn't want to! My family thoroughly enjoys this dessert."

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