Delicious Almond Cake
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5 from 4 votes

Delicious Almond Cake

Delicious Almond Cake. If you love almond this is the cake for you. Almond studded cake layered with a almond cream cheese frosting and decorated in gold dusted almonds.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 -10 slices
Author: The Sugar Coated Cottage

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 French Vanilla cake mix plus ingredients on box to make
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 lb cream cheese room temp
  • 1 cup butter room temp
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • Aster Mauve food gel food coloring
  • DECORATIONS:
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • gold luster dust - can be bought at cake supply store
  • 1 Tbsp tiny gold dragees

Instructions

  • Ahead of time preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or cake mix manufacturers preferred temp).
  • Prepare 2 - 7 inch cake pans with parchment paper, oil and flour, set aside. *
  • CAKE:
  • Prepare cake mix batter per the manufacturers instructions.
  • Add in almond extract.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • By hand fold in the slivered almonds.
  • Pour into two 7 inch pans and bake 35 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • FROSTING:
  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together.
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar in batches alternating with milk as needed.
  • Add in almond extract, mix well.
  • Add in food coloring - eye ball it, start with a little bit on tip of knife and add more if needed and until desired color is achieved.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • DECORATIONS:
  • Place almonds in ziploc bag and add about 1/2 tsp gold luster dust. Close the bag and shake until all almonds are coated. If you find quite a few almonds not coated add a bit more gold dust and shake again.
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • Cut each cake in half to make a total of four layers.
  • Lay one cake layer on cake plate, spread frosting evenly over layer.
  • Add next cake layer on top and frost. Repeat with remaining layers.
  • Apply a crumb coat of frosting over entire cake and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Apply final frosting coat.
  • Apply dollops on top outer edge.
  • Fill top center with golden almonds.
  • Sprinkle gold dragged over frosting dollops on top.
  • Gently press golden almonds onto bottom 1/4 of cake.

Notes

* 9 inch pans can be used but cake will not stand as high. Adjust baking times accordingly.
** The frosting is a soft consistency, I piped dollops on top but it will not hold a shell piping. I started with a crumb coat and then refrigerated the cake for 2 hours before doing my final coat and decorating.