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Buttery Almond Pound Cake is one of the easiest from scratch cakes that I’ve ever made. Easy enough to mix up for a weeknight dessert and delicious enough for special occasions.
Buttery Almond Pound Cake
This Buttery Almond Pound Cake recipe comes from The Weeknight Desserts Cookbook by Mary Younkin of Barefoot in the Kitchen. I have already made 4 recipes from this fabulous cookbook and so far this cake is my absolute favorite.
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Scroll on down to the very bottom for the printable recipe card with the ingredients and full instructions. Otherwise read on for the step by step photos for this super easy cake and the cookbook review.
How to Make Buttery Almond Pound Cake:
- Butter and flour a loaf pan and set aside.
- Combine softened butter and brown sugar in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and beat until smooth.
- Add milk and beat until combined.
- Next, add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Place a cooling rack on top of the cake, hold the sides and invert the pan over the rack. Let the cake cool before slicing.
- To Glaze the cake: melt butter in a small bowl and stir in powdered sugar, milk and almond extract. Whisk until smooth and drizzle over cake.
- Top with sliced almonds if desired.
More Cake Recipes to Try:
- Brown Butter Pound Cake is a classic Southern Living that is always a big hit. Simple and delicious.
- Apple Butter Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Icing is so delicious for an easy dessert that is great for potlucks and family dinners.
- Easy Strawberry Cake is filled with fresh strawberries and a sweet strawberry icing. I love this one for feeding a crowd.
- Vanilla Pound Cake is another simple loaf cake that you will make again and again.
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The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook Review:
I am so in love with this cookbook! The recipes are so simple, they really are perfect for busy weeknights. I’m the kind of gal that wants dessert every night and The Weeknight Desserts Cookbook is just the ticket for those easy dessert recipes!
So far I’ve made the Almond Lovers Crinkle Cookies, Nut Lovers’ Oatmeal Cookies and the Pistachio- Chocolate Chunk Cookies plus this Buttery Almond Pound Cake. Every recipe was a hit and lasted less than 24 hours. Seriously good for anyone with a sweet tooth!
The recipes have simple, everyday ingredients. I actually had everything on hand to make each of these recipes. I love it when I can whip up an easy dessert and not have to run to the grocery store.
There are 80 irresistible recipes with only 5 to 15 minutes of prep. There are one-pan cakes, cookies, bars, crisps and cobblers, ice creams, puddings and sauces plus a whole section of no bake treats.
You simply must have this cookbook! Buy one or two for your dessert loving friends also. Pick up a copy at major book retailers or from Amazon.
Mary has also written The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook (see my review) and the Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook (see my review). All of Mary’s cookbooks are incredible. The recipes are great for busy families, the kind that you make again and again.
For the Cake
For the Glaze:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 224mg Carbohydrates: 62g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 45g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g