Almond Pound Cake

Recipe by Jenny Sanders

Very rich! One of my favourite cakes. This is good dressed up with frosting, served plain, or with fruit. I quadrupled this recipe, and baked it in two 9"x13" pans to make a cake for my father's 65th birthday party. Note: be sure the almonds are finely ground; if they seem somewhat coarse you should run them through the food processor until quite fine.

Top Review by Mom4Life

Excellent! My family LOVED this cake with its strong almond flavor and moist, tender crumb. I used almond meal (same as ground almonds) from Bob's Red Mill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Butter and flour a loaf pan or small square pan (8"x8").
  3. Cream the butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Beat in the almond extract and the water.
  6. Stir together the flour, ground almonds and baking powder.
  7. Stir this into the wet ingredients.
  8. Pour evenly into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes for a loaf pan.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes in the square pan, or in either case until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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