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Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

"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 YIELD: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

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.

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.