Cinnamon almond pound cake with homemade almond paste,
filled with a crunchy sweet cinnamon center. Making this one of the best pound
cakes ever to please a crowd.
Chill for a few hours and cut into small pieces.
Filling Ingredients1/2 cup Slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup Brown sugar
1/3 cup Quick cooking oats
2 Tablespoon Butter, softened
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
Cake Ingredients1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Cake flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Butter, softened
1/3 cup Almond paste
1 tsp Almond extract
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup Milk
Glaze Ingredients1 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Almond extract
1 to 2 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sliced almonds
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 45 to
Pan Type ~ 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup Bundt cake pan
Combine all filling ingredients in a small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed, set aside.
Stir together flour, cake flour and baking powder in small bowl.
Combine sugar, 1 cup butter and almond paste in large mixer bowl. Beat butter mixture at medium speed until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs 1 at a time, until well mixed. Add almond extract and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding combined flour, cake flour and baking powder alternately with milk until thoroughly combined (1 to 2 minutes).
Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle filling over batter but not touching the sides of the pan. Spoon remaining cinnamon almond pound cake batter over cinnamon almond streusel filling.
Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes and then remove from pan.
Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm Cinnamon Almond Streusel Pound Cake. Sprinkle top with sliced almonds. Cool cake completely.
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!