Almond Cake Recipe??

Baking By Normita Updated 1 Apr 2010 , 7:21pm by Normita

Normita Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:45pm
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Hello everyone!!

I am searching for a good, moist, preferably from scratch almond cake recipe. Does anyone know of any good recipes out there?? Oh...and that it is sturdy enough for decorating...applying fondant and all icon_smile.gif

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prterrell Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:04pm
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Just take your favorite vanilla cake recipe and use almond extract in it instead of vanilla extract.

Normita Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:27pm
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Thanks Prterrel...I was actually wanting to find one that uses almonds or/and almond paste to really enhance the flavor. I will take your suggestion into consideration icon_smile.gif

Jemoiselle Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:32pm
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I use one from wilton with some success...though at my altitude (4800) I have issues getting it to bake evenly. It is solid enough for stacking, and tastes very much of almond.

Here is the link!

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Butter-Cake

Also, I have made Toba Garrett's "Moist Yellow Cake" and it seems to have superiority with regards to texture. I added (don't freak out here) 1c finely shredded zucchini for moisture and it worked incredibly. I made it a second time without the zucchini and while not dry, it was not moist enough for my tastes. That cake with the zucchini is the closest I have ever gotten to a boxed mix, btw. You won't be able to find a single piece in the cake, nobody will know!

Find Toba's recipe here:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Moist-Yellow-Cake-109358

Let me know how it goes!
Jemoiselle

MaloSlatko Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 8:57am
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http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cookbooks.domesticGoddess

This recipe by Nigella Lawson is my favourite. Definitely worth a try. I have also used it successfuly in stacked fondant cakes.

rainbow_kisses Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:37pm
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If you are happy with your basic vanilla recipe then just substitute some of the flour for ground almons and add some flaked almonds and some paste, That will make it taste almondy and also contain almonds.

nwnest Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:58pm
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The recipe for almond cake on the Solo Almond Paste can gets rave reviews for rich almond flavor (I've also seen it on the Solo Foods website and at all the recipe sharing sites like Cooks.com.) The only thing is that the directions say to bake it in a Bundt or tube pan, and I don't know if it would translate well to a layer cake. It appears to have a denser, more pound-cake-like texture, which means it would hold up to the weight of fondant.

Normita Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 7:21pm
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Thanks everyone for their replies/suggestions. I have thought about just adding some almonds and paste to my vanilla cake....we'll see. I was looking at this recipe here...

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/15334/almond-cake-2

Thanks,
Norma icon_smile.gif

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