This Almond Pound Cake recipe is an easy way to make a soft and flavorful pound cake without all the fuss. By adding a few simple pantry ingredients, you can transform your boxed cake mix to a Pound Cake fit for a special occasion.
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Key to Success #1 – Start With a Butter Recipe Cake Mix
We’re going to save some steps by starting with a butter recipe cake mix from the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
If you can’t find the butter recipe cake mix, you can use a yellow cake mix.
I don’t know what it is about a cake mix but they bake up so light and fluffy every time.
Even many top-notch bakeries use cake mixes as the base of their bakery cakes.
Don’t feel bad at all about using a cake mix when you are making homemade cakes.
They bake up light and fluffy every time and there is nothing wrong with it.
With that soft texture, it’s the perfect base for our Almond Pound Cake.
Key to Success #2 – Give It Some Cream Cheese
Cream Cheese makes this Almond Pound Cake batter so thick and rich.
It adds a lot of moisture and makes the cake a little more dense than a typical cake mix.
Make sure the cream cheese is room temperature before you mix up your Almond Pound Cake.
If your cream cheese is still cold, you can microwave it on the defrost setting for a minute or so until it’s room temperature.
Make sure the cream cheese is not melted though.
Use a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese into the rest of the cake batter ingredients for a rich and tangy pound cake.
Key to Success #3 – Make It Almond
I like to use both almond extract and a little vanilla extract in my Almond Pound Cake.
It adds a nice depth of flavor to the cake.
I usually use two teaspoons of almond extract but you can use more if you’re feeling adventurous.
Blend the almond extract into the cake batter along with the cream cheese.
You can make other pound cake flavors by adding different extracts or using different cake mixes.
Key to Success #4 – Pick the Perfect Pan
A Bundt pan is the perfect pan for this almond pound cake.
You can find Bundt pans with a variety of designs on them and any of them will work great with this recipe.
If you don’t have a Bundt pan, you can use a round tube pan like what you would use for an Angel Food Cake.
Be sure to grease the pan well with shortening or Pam non-stick cooking spray before adding the cake batter.
You’ll want to get the non-stick spray in all the little nooks and crannies of the pan so that the cake doesn’t stick to the pan when you try to remove it.
Once the cake comes out of the oven, let it rest in the pan for about 10-20 minutes before inverting it onto a serving plate.
If you follow this simple recipe, your Almond Pound Cake will turn out perfectly every time.
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- 1 Butter Recipe Cake Mix
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients together on low for 30 second then on medium speed for 2 1/2 minutes.
- Pour into greased Bundt pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 409mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.