Almond Butter Cake With Crunchy Almond Topping

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This cake will still be good a few days in the refrigerator, and it can be frozen. From

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together sugar and butter until blended. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Stir in almond extract, vanilla, and salt. Stir in flour until it is mixed in well.
  3. Pour the batter into cake pan. Smooth the top. Sprinkle sugar over the top. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden. Using a toothpick won't work with this cake!
  5. Cut into wedges and serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

This recipe was soooo yummy. Both of my parents are from the Netherlands, my mom use to make Boterkoek when I was a little girl. We still have her recipe but the measurements are in dutch and was very hard for me to convert.. I made this for my Mom and she loved it, said it tasted just like her recipe.. Thank you

Chef julesbart July 18, 2010

This was a delicious (and easy) dessert. It comes out denser than a typical cake--much like an almond horn pastry. The almond flavor is great as is the buttery richness. It also looks pretty with the toased almond topping. Thanks Ashbow--will definitely make this again.

NiteOwl January 24, 2010

As soon as I saw this recipe I had to make it for my visiting Dutch relatives. I had hoped that it would be like traditional Dutch Almond Boterkoek and it was! We thought we were in Holland! The realatives took the simple recipe home with them. We will definitely be making this simple and tasty recipe again and again. Thank Ashbow for sharing this Dutch Treat!

QuimbyNY April 10, 2009