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Almond Pound Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond pound cake, pound cake recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 547 kcal
This Almond Pound Cake recipe is easy, moist and as dense as a pound cake should be. Topped with an almond pound cake glaze, it's the perfect dessert! 
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Ingredients

Almond Pound Cake:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Almond Glaze and Topping:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  2. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add almond extract and eggs, beating on high speed 5 minutes.
  5. Add flour mixture into sugar mixture alternately with milk on low speed, beating just until smooth after each addition.
  6. Evenly divide into two pans.
  7. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan(s) to wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  9. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, almond extract and 2-4 tablespoons milk, whisking until smooth.  Amount of milk will vary, you want a consistency that sticks to the back of a spoon, but is still pourable.
  10. Pour over cooled pound cakes. Top with almond slices while still tacky.
  11. Allow to set for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
  12. If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back and leave us a comment!
Nutrition Facts
Almond Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 87g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 62g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.