This is probably the 5th time I have made this cake. If you love almond, you will be in heaven. I have not varied from the listed ingredients or instructions and the cake comes out perfect every single time. It keeps for such a long time and as others have indicated it gets better and better as it "ages". I am making this in the 2 8" pans for the first time today. I have always previously made it in the 9" pan. If it dies not come out as well, I will add to my review. This is truly my favorite almond cake! Update from yesterday. Made this in the two 8" springform pans and they came out perfect. They were done in about 35 minutes in my oven. Please note, this is abtruly decadent cake. This cake does not rise a lot so don't expect a big fluffy cake. A small slice with a little dusting of piwdered sugar is all you need.
I am going to try this again before I rate it. I clearly did something wrong as this totally bubbled over my 9" springform (& all over my oven :( ). I did use nonfat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream, which usually works for me in recipes, but not this time. I am going to try again (beacuse I HATE when things don't turn out!) and use the sour cream this time. I don't have 2 8" springforms, but I may try using a larger springform pan to prevent the overflow next time. I will review and rate when I try again! Thanks!
Liza this cake is wonderful. It was even better the next day. The density and texture of this cake make it a terrific accompaniment to your after dinner coffee. Thanks for a new and permanent addition to my dessert file!!
I made two of these cakes yesterday and they are wonderful. I baked them an hour and I think that was just right. If you love the flavor of almond, you must try this. They are not difficult to make. It's one of those things you keep nibbling at because you can't stop!! I will be making this one again!
I used homemade eggless almond paste which may account for my flat cake. Still the flavor was awesome! I know I will be making this again, but next time I'll add some baking powder. Made for Appreciation Cook-a-thon.