I've been eyeing this Candied Almond Cake recipe for a very long time. When it was my turn to bake up a cake, I couldn't resist trying this one. What stood out the most about this cake was the sugared almonds in a gooey rich topping.
1/2 cup Blanched almonds, sliced
1/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted butter
1/4 cup Honey
1 Tb Milk
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Almond extract
1/3 cup Milk
1 and 3/4 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking powder
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 -
Pan Type ~ 8 inch square pan
In a small saucepan combine the almonds, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, honey and 1 tablespoon milk. Cook over medium heat until sugar melts. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Cream 1/2 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, almond extract and milk. Add 1 cup of flour, the salt and baking powder. Beat until well blended. Stir in by hand the remaining 3/4 cup flour. Spread almond cake batter in prepared pan. Spoon candied almond mixture over batter and spread evenly. Bake Candied Almond Cake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!