How To Make The Very Best Almond Cake Recipe

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I want to share how to make the very best Almond Cake Recipe. My heritage is Norwegian, some people call this recipe a Norwegian or Scandinavian Almond Cake, either way, you will love this recipe!

Almond Cake is always enjoyable by itself. When my kids were little, I could have hidden in my closet and eaten a cake like this in no time. Of course, this is a cake that little ones love too. What can I say? You just can’t go wrong making this Norwegian cake!

How to Make Almond Cake

There is no recipe in this world that can compare to Almond Cake. This is my go-to recipe when I want something sweet, but easy to make. I find that this cake is fail-proof.

You can make and take this delicious cake to your neighbors, to family gatherings, or you can make it to enjoy all by yourself. There will never be a second that you regret making this cake.

Assemble The Ingredients Before you Start The Almond Cake

Melt the butter. Always the easiest part of a recipe.

Adding the flour mixture to the egg mixture

This is the pan I use: Rehrucken/Almond Cake Loaf Pan

Beat together sugar, milk, egg, and almond extract. Combine baking powder and flour to the milk mixture. Mix in the melted butter until thoroughly combined.

The Almond Cake Pans Ready To Fill

Coat the pan with vegetable spray.

Pouring the almond cake batter into the pan

Fill the pan with the cake batter. Bake the cake at 350° for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

The almond cake is finished baking

Set cake pan on a rack to thoroughly cool. Don’t try to remove the cake while the cake is warm as it will crack.

Almond Cake On White Plate Ready to Serve

When cooled, place the pan upside down and tap. Sides can be loosened with a silicone or wooden tool. Don’t use metal as it will scratch the pan. When cool, spread powdered sugar and almond slivers on the loaf.

Slices of Almond Cake on a white plate with a fork

Almond Cake Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Baked Almond Cake On A White Plate
Almond Cake Recipe by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Servings: 1 Loaf
Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1-1/4 cup white flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Almond slivers
Instructions
  1. Melt butter. Beat together sugar, milk, egg, and almond extract. Combine baking powder and flour to the milk mixture. Mix in the melted butter until thoroughly combined. Coat the pan with vegetable spray. Fill the pan with the cake batter. Bake cake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set cake pan on a rack to thoroughly cool. Do not try to remove while the cake is warm as it will crack. When cooled, place the pan upside down and tap. Sides can be loosened with a silicone or wooden tool. Do not use metal as it will scratch the pan.

    When cool, sprinkle powdered sugar and almond slivers on the loaf. The pan I use is: 4.75 x 12.25 x 2 inches

Can I use Another Pan?

Yes, you can. If you have a pan that is similar in size as this pan: 4.75-inches wide by 12.25-inches long by 2-inches deep. Measure your bread pans or other similar pan and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Is Almond Flour the Same Thing as Ground Almonds?

The really cool thing about almond flour is that it is just almonds ground up really small. There really isn’t any “flour” to almond flour. When you are eating almond flour, you are eating nuts!

Can You Use Almond Flavor Instead of Almond Extract?

If you don’t have almond extract on hand, you can totally use almond flavoring. You can also use vanilla flavoring in your recipes! Use what you have on hand, but almond extract totally works.

Does Almond Flour Taste Like Almonds?

If you are using almonds in a recipe, you should expect them to semi taste like almonds. Sometimes the other flavors in the recipe can overpower the almond flavor, which is nice! If you love almonds, then it is a lovely flavor for sure.

Is Almond Flour Good for Baking?

If you are trying to eat healthier, YES, almond flour has its own taste and texture. Almond flour is used in baking almost everything these days. You might as well enjoy the health benefits of almond flour when you can.

Please note, I have made bread with almond flour, but it’s more like a sweet bread. How To Make An Easy Gluten-Free Bread

Final Word

The next time you are looking for a delicious recipe to make, give this Almond Cake a try. I’d say it’s the very best almond cake recipe out there. However, you won’t know that until you actually make it. May God bless this world, Linda.

16 thoughts on “How To Make The Very Best Almond Cake Recipe

  • February 14, 2020 at 7:26 am
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    Hi Linda, I am not clear on this. Is the flour in this recipe supposed to be almond flour? That would be wonderful, but you just say flour in the recipe. Almond flour seems to work much differently, so just checki g, thanks!

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    • February 14, 2020 at 8:53 am
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      Hi Jan, oh I’m glad you asked this, it is white flour. I just added that to the recipe. The almond is the flavoring. Linda

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  • February 14, 2020 at 8:09 am
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    I’m definitely going to try this recipe after you answer the question about the flour.

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    • February 14, 2020 at 8:54 am
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      Hi Sonja, I just fixed the recipe, it is white flour. So glad someone asked this, thank you! Linda

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  • February 14, 2020 at 8:53 am
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    could you use another baking tin if you dont have the right one?

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    • February 14, 2020 at 11:12 am
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      Hi Susan, do you have any bread pans? Any similar pan will work. You will love this recipe! Linda

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      • February 14, 2020 at 11:16 am
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        Thanks Linda,,,cant wait to try this cake ,it looks delicious

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        • February 15, 2020 at 5:12 am
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          Susan, I’m trying so hard to show people how to cook from scratch and this cake is one more way. The cake is even better the next day, enjoy! Linda

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          • February 15, 2020 at 9:35 am
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            So glad you are showing people how to cook from scratch.I have been teaching my grandaughter to do just that,we have so much fun together and I know she will pass on her knowledge too.

          • February 15, 2020 at 9:39 am
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            Hi Susan, oh my gosh teaching our grandchildren is the best ever! She will indeed pass on her skills. I love it! Linda

  • February 14, 2020 at 9:07 am
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    Hi Linda, I just love and appreciate all of the important info. and recipes you share with us!
    Just a quick question about your almond cake. I don’t have a pan like that and was wondering if i were to make it in a Bundt cake pan, would I keep the temperature and baking time the same? Thank you and yes, may God bless this world!!!

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    • February 14, 2020 at 9:20 am
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      Hi Kathy, thank you for your kinds words! Now, I want to try making it in a bundt pan! This pan is only 2 inches deep but it’s 4.75 inches across and 12.25 inches long. I wonder how deep it would fill a bundt pan. I would try it for sure. I’m thinking it would take longer to cook. But, it’s worth a try. Keep watching through the door oven for the last few minutes. Linda

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  • May 9, 2020 at 2:06 pm
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    5 stars
    This is probably my favorite cake however I am having great difficulty getting it to release from the pan. The first several times I made I had no problem at all but lately it just breaks up and looks horrible. I have tried every suggestion I see. Next time I’m going to use my nonstick Bundt pan. I love the design in the pan designed for this cake and wonder if it’s still visible if I use parchment paper as one review I read suggested? HELP!

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    • May 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm
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      Hi CJB, I wish I could tell you what the problem is. If you had zero trouble the first few times you made it, what has changed? Darn! Can you grease the pan a lot more? I have never tried parchment paper. I also think the more a pan is used the better it works. But it sounds like that didn’t help you. Grease it more and let it sit as directed. Fingers crossed, Linda

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