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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 large 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 in 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.

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Wild-kat User ID: 5617538 252188
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"These are soo delicious and a huge hit! I took these to a family get together and not a piece was left! I followed the recommendations of cooking for about 35 minutes and they came out perfect. Very easy to make - I'll definitely be making these again!!"

TJ41 User ID: 925497 246483
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

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

cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 232016
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."

katherine gibson User ID: 2496268 157512
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

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

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 207780
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!"

Makary User ID: 103198 207779
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."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 87996
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:)"

[email protected] User ID: 1148604 87995
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!"

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 157904
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???"

cariboese User ID: 5298013 137428
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

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

cherylltalbot User ID: 2878779 68723
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

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

hal47 User ID: 1058650 68711
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"

Marilyn Seifert User ID: 1378094 155319
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

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

lovesher3 User ID: 1849182 68710
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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