Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 47 mins

This is a hand me down recipe.this was handed down from one of my friends mom. She would make this once a week.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) yellow cake mix
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 cup almonds, halved
  • Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, pure
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 3 34 cups powdered sugar, sifted


  1. preheat to 350°F.
  2. CRUST:.
  3. mix in a large bowl cake mix, melted butter, egg, and almonds.
  4. Blend with mixer on low speed for 2 minutes.
  5. The batter should form a ball.
  6. Place batter into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. evenly over the bottom.
  7. Set the pan aside.
  8. FILLING:.
  9. Mix cream cheese until fluffy.
  10. Add the eggs, almond extract, and melted butter and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  11. Add the powered sugar.
  12. Beat on medium speed until the sugar is well blended in about 1 minute.
  13. Pour the filling onto the crust and spread so that the filling covers the entire surface and reaches the sides of the pan.
  14. Place in oven.
  15. Bake the cake for 45 minutes or until brown.
  16. The cake will not look done it's supposed to look that way.
  17. Remove the pan from the oven and place on wire rack to cool, then cut into squares and serve.


Most Helpful

This is such an excellent cake. It is so decadent that we save it for very special occasions. I follow the recipe exactly except I bake it in a round dish and cut it into pie wedges. We usually serve it with some sort of cherry chip ice cream.

modernfarmwife August 31, 2010

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