Rich Almond Cake

The Reason:

The reason is that this cake is easy to make and tastes like heaven. However, the original source mentions this as something that even an un-skilled chef could make for Valentines Day, so this is also timely. On one hand, the girl of your dreams will be very impressed with your mad cooking skillz. On the other hand, she will probably marry you on the spot, and then you’ll have to explain that you don’t actually have mad cooking skillz, unless of course she wants to eat Rich Almond Cake every day for the rest of her life, which she probably will.

The Journey:

Eating this cake reminds me of eating my mom’s almond sugar cookie dough raw (this is a good thing). If you like almonds, you will love this cake. Even if you don’t, you will love this cake. And it’s so easy to make, it really only takes a few minutes.

Sara happens to love this cake so much, that she literally finds it irresistible. I offer the following photo as proof:

“So good it makes me want to lick a listeria filled beater.”

The Verdict:

What more can I say about it? Serve it with real, home-made whipped cream. If you use cool whip Sara will hunt you down and kill you. Her words, not mine.

The Recipe:

Recipe by way of Get Rich Slowly.

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup real butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons sliced almonds (for garnish)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar (for garnish)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use butter wrappers to generously grease a 9″ round cake pan.
  3. With a mixer, blend together the sugar and melted butter.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat in.
  5. Stir in extracts.
  6. Add salt and flour and mix until everything is incorporated.
  7. Spread batter in the pan and sprinkle the top with sliced almonds and sugar.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from pan.
  10. Serve with homemade whipped cream (or prepare to die)
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