Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. This cake disappears quickly so make sure you cut yourself a piece and hide it.
I've made this for many parties and it's usually a special request for, "What can I bring," to dinner invitations.
This is a VERY dense batter so make sure you use a heavy-duty stand mixer (KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Hobart, Kenwood, etc.) as a hand mixer will not hold up mixing this.
Absolutely Almond Pound Cake
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 can almond pastry filling (such as Solo)
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 2 tbs light cream or half and half
Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray a Bundt or tube pan. Mix flour, salt & baking powder in a medium bowl.
Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add almond pastry filling; beat well.
Add flour mixture and milk, alternating and ending with the flour. Scrape down sides & blend well.
Place batter in prepared pan, spreading batter evenly in pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert on a rack to cool completely. Prepare glaze by mixing confectioner's sugar and almond extract. Add cream, 1 tbs at a time until consistency of a thick but pourable glaze. Drizzle completely cooled cake with glaze. Let glaze set (maybe 15 or so minutes) before slicing.