Delicious Almond Pound Cake Recipe For Any Occasion

Hark! Gather around, dear friends for I have a sweet treat to share with thee – an absolutely divine recipe for an Almond Pound Cake! This cake is the epitome of perfection, boasting a heavenly buttery almond flavor that will leave thee wanting more.

This cake is perfect for any occasion, be it a high tea with thy lady friends or a gathering with thy kin. It pairs wonderfully with a cup of steaming tea or coffee, and is sure to please even the most distinguished palate.

Fear not, for this cake recipe is simple to follow and does not require any fancy kitchen gadgetry. With just a few pantry staples, thou canst whip up a delicious cake that will impress all who try it. So let’s don our aprons and delve into this recipe – I promise thou shalt thank me for it later!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Almond Pound Cake
Almond Pound Cake

Oh, dear readers! If you are in search of a sweet treat that is both sumptuous and satisfying, look no further than this almond pound cake recipe. I assure you it will not disappoint. This delicious cake will melt in your mouth and leave you feeling joyous and content.

Are you a fan of creamy, buttery confections? Look no further than this buttery almond pound cake! It’s perfect for those moments when you need some indulgence in your life. The rich, velvety texture will delight the senses; the aroma of almond extract is simply divine!

Have you ever wanted something to enjoy with coffee or tea? Then this pound cake of absolutely almonds should be your go-to dessert. It pairs well with a hot beverage as it enhances the flavor profile. You will feel comforted and the weight of your troubles will be lifted from your shoulders.

Have you invited friends over for dinner or lunch? This almond pound cake would be an excellent choice to impress them! The delectable taste and exquisite appearance will make everyone asking for seconds, and possibly thirds as well!

So what are you waiting for? Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of this buttery, nutty treat. Go ahead and give this almond pound cake recipe a try, and experience its sheer goodness for yourself.

Ingredient List

 Slice of heaven: This almond pound cake is the epitome of indulgence!
Slice of heaven: This almond pound cake is the epitome of indulgence!

Here are all the ingredients you will need to make a buttery Almond Pound Cake that will knock your socks off!

Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (360g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) salt
  • 2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5ml) pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk

Glazed Almond Topping:

  • 1 cup (100g) sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract

Make sure you have all of these ingredients on hand before you get started on this delicious pound cake recipe!

The Recipe How-To

 Aromatic & nutty: This cake is loaded with almond flavor and the aroma will fill your kitchen.
Aromatic & nutty: This cake is loaded with almond flavor and the aroma will fill your kitchen.

Step 1: Butter and Flour the Pan

Before even starting the batter, butter and flour the pan. This is an important step that helps ensure your cake comes out of the pan cleanly. I like to use a 9×5 inch loaf pan, but you can also use a bundt pan or even a round cake pan. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s well-coated with butter and flour before moving on.

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugar

In a large bowl, cream together two sticks of room temperature unsalted butter and two cups of granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Be patient with this step – it can take several minutes for the mixture to become nice and creamy.

Step 3: Add Eggs

Next, add in four large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. You’ll notice that the mixture becomes smoother and more liquidy as you add in each egg.

Step 4: Add Flour Mixture Alternative with Buttermilk

In another bowl, whisk together three cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, and one teaspoon of salt. In yet another bowl or measuring cup, mix together 1½ cups of buttermilk, plus one tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Start by adding about a third of the flour mixture into the butter-sugar-egg mixture and beat until just combined. Then add about half of buttermilk mixture to this batter. Beat to combine. Repeat these steps alternately adding the flour mixture followed by liquid mixture until they are all fully incorporated into the batter.

Step 5: Add Almond Extract & Almond Slice

Once everything is combined, stir in 1 tablespoon of almond extract to impart a subtle almond flavor and toss in some sliced almonds before putting it in the oven.

Step 6: Bake to perfection

Finally, pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth out the top, and bake at 325°F for 75-90 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 7: Cool & Garnish

Once the cake is done baking, cool it completely in the pan on a wire rack. Once completely cooled, sprinkle some confectioners’ sugar over the top for a pretty finish or glaze some chocolate or coconut ganache for an indulgent twist.

Now that you’ve got your recipe how-to guide ready, get baking and don’t forget to share it with friends and family!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly golden: Get ready for a golden crust and an even more golden taste.
Perfectly golden: Get ready for a golden crust and an even more golden taste.

Behold, dear culinary enthusiasts! As the recipe for the Almond Pound Cake stands, it remains a masterpiece on its own – but lo, there are substitutions and variations you can try to make it even more delightful! Hearken unto my words, friends.

Firstly, instead of using almond extract, you may opt for vanilla extract as a replacement. This transition will keep the pound cake’s flavor profile subtle yet tasteful. On the other hand, if you fancy a more intense nutty flavor, use buttery almond extract for your cake ingredients.

Secondly, should you not have granulated sugar available for your cake mix, use confectioners’ sugar in its place. You may also add in some coconut flakes or chocolate chips for that added texture and richness.

Thirdly, if you desire to make this recipe truly your own, consider incorporating absolutely almond paste into your pound cake ingredients. It will surely enhance the almond flavor of the cake and add a velvety texture to each bite.

Finally – my melody in this symphony of variations – whip yourself up some creamy frosting with cream cheese and glazed almond toppings. Maybe even some whipped cream! Sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes for that extra layer of paradise.

Heed well your choices of substitution and variation, dear friends. Each step you take will lead to an artisanal creation in your kitchen fit for royalty.

Serving and Pairing

 Classic, elevated: Give a classic pound cake a rich and nutty twist with this recipe.
Classic, elevated: Give a classic pound cake a rich and nutty twist with this recipe.

Verily, the almond pound cake is a delightful dessert fit for all occasions. The flavors of buttery almond and tender crumb make for a cake that is both light and sweet. The cake is so versatile that you can pair it with anything from fresh berries to whipped cream or even a simple confectioners’ sugar glaze.

If thou wish to add some flavor to the drizzle, one may consider adding chocolate, coconut or any other myriads of toppings that matches thy melody. One can also serve this pound cake with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence and luxury.

In addition, if thee art a fan of more savory flavors, a slice of almond pound cake pairs wonderfully with tea or coffee finishing off any meal perfectly. Serve it at a morning brunch with friends or as an afternoon snack during your tea time. It also makes for an excellent dessert option in social events such as family gatherings or dinner parties.

This versatile cake will steal the hearts of all who may take one bite of this decadent creation. Whether served alone or with other dishes, it will be sure to please any palates to have tasted its delicious flavors.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Lusciously moist: This almond pound cake is deliciously moist and will melt in your mouth.
Lusciously moist: This almond pound cake is deliciously moist and will melt in your mouth.

Hark! Worry not for making ahead hast no trouble for thou. This cake may be made in advance and kept at room temperature for up to three days. However, when thou hast made this treat with sheer excellence and there hath been some leftover indulgence, here are some tips to store and reheat the cake.

After cooling the cake entirely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and keep it in an airtight container or sealable bag in the fridge for up to five days. Thou may also freeze the baked cake for up to three months. Ensure that you wrap it well with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before storing it in the freezer.

When reheating the cake, allow it to come to room temperature if stored in a fridge. Place the cake on a sheet of aluminum foil and sprinkle confectioners’ sugar over it if desired, cover it with another sheet of aluminum foil and set it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) then reheat the cake for 10-15 minutes or until fully heated through. Take care not to overheat so that the edges remain crisp and buttery while remaining soft and moist all the way through.

There thou hast it, my dear readers. With these tips, thee wilt not have to fret over any leftovers gone stale or cold pound cake that has lost its firm yet fluffy texture. So do not hesitate to make an extra batch or two; after all, one cannot go wrong with something as delicious as buttery almond pound cake.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A delight to the palate: Let your taste buds indulge in the rich and nutty flavors of this cake.
A delight to the palate: Let your taste buds indulge in the rich and nutty flavors of this cake.

So, you’re ready to bake the ultimate Almond Pound Cake! Here are some tips to ensure that you get perfect results and deliciously moist cake every time.

1. Room Temperature is Key

Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature before starting with the recipe. This ensures even mixing and a consistent texture.

2. Don’t Overmix Your Batter

Overmixing the batter can lead to dryness and a tough cake. Mix only until the ingredients are fully incorporated.

3. Sift Your Flour

Sifting the flour before measuring it out for the recipe ensures a fluffy and light texture in your baked goods.

4. Use Buttermilk Instead of Regular Milk

Instead of regular milk, use buttermilk for a tangy flavor and moist texture.

5. Add Almond Paste for an Extra Boost of Flavor

For an absolutely almond flavor, add almond paste to your mixture. It dissolves readily into the batter, giving off an irresistible aroma while ensuring your pound cake gets a rich, buttery flavor.

6. Add Salt & Baking Powder Just Right

Although they are small ingredients, adding salt and baking powder just right is crucial to make sure your cake bakes evenly and has good volume.

7. Glaze it Up

Transform your almond pound cake with a glazed almond topping or add some fresh whipped cream on top, creating a sophisticated cake that can be enjoyed on any occasion.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with an absolutely buttery almond pound cake, one that should elicit applause from anyone who dares to take its first bite!

Bottom Line

Fellow kitchen enthusiasts, it’s been an absolute delight to share with you this truly delightful recipe for almond pound cake. As a chef who specializes in British cuisine, I can confidently say that this is one of the all-time classics that you simply have to try at least once in your life. And who knows? Once you do try it, it might just become your go-to dessert whenever company comes over.

Whether you decide to follow my recipe to a T or improvise a little bit with some substitutions and variations, I hope that this article has provided you with all the information and guidance that you need. From the list of ingredients and their measurements to the tricks and tips for achieving perfect results every time, you now have all the tools at your disposal to create your own buttery almond masterpiece.

And last but not least, don’t forget to have fun while baking! There’s something incredibly rewarding about whipping up a delicious treat from scratch and seeing the joy on your loved ones’ faces when they take their first bite. So put on some good music, maybe grab a glass of wine, and let yourself get lost in the magic of baking.

Thank you for reading my article, and happy baking!

Almond Pound Cake

Almond Pound Cake Recipe

An excellent tea or dessert cake. Serve with fresh berries or sorbet. (Try Recipe #129886). This is from a Jr. League cookbook.
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Keyword < 4 Hours, Christmas, Dessert, Easy, Oven, Potluck, Thanksgiving, Weeknight
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 485.6kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/8-1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, blend together butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Add to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  • Stir in the extracts and beat until smooth.
  • Butter the sides and bottom of a bundt pan.
  • Press almonds against sides.
  • Pour batter into the pan.
  • Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool in pan 10 minuts then remove from pan and cool on a rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.


Serving: 136g | Calories: 485.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20.9g | Saturated Fat: 11.4g | Cholesterol: 115.8mg | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 44.4g

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