Yesterday, we were craving a cake. A special type of cake. Burnt Almond Cake. Imagine; a vanilla cake, filled with a river of pudding running down the middle, sweet fluffy frosting, and crunchy glazed almonds. Well, this recipe won’t be the type of cake like Peter’s, but this will be something that will satisfy your taste buds.
Making the Almonds. . .
You will need:
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
1 cup of powdered sugar
In a large skillet, pour the almonds in. Pour 1/2 a cup of sugar. Stir constantly to not burn. Wait for the sugar to melt before adding the second half of sugar. When all of the sugar is melted, pour out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, cool.
*Don’t burn the almonds!*
Making the Cake. . .
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8×8 inch pans or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick is clean when inserted.
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of french vanilla coffee creamer
Blend everything in order. Continue mixing until smooth.
Cool both layers of cake. Lay the bottom piece, spread vanilla pudding, ( I used an instant pack from Jello), on the bottom layer. Add the top cake. Frost the cake with frosting. Press almonds down on the desired area. Voila!
Courtesy recipe: http://girlgonegrits.blogspot.com/2009/10/burnt-almond-cupcakes.html
Taa-daaa! Your delicious burnt almond cake is now done. Chill and serve! We hope you guys will enjoy this heavenly cake, as well as baking and making it! Your masterpiece should be a hit! Bon appétit! We hope you enjoy. ( Yes, we had some strawberries, to we cut one strawberry in half. Feel free to decorate and add extras to the cake! Enjoy!)
– Nikki & An