Almond Pound Cake

This super-rich and buttery dessert is a treat for birthdays or Christmas. The cream cheese and almond glaze is the icing on the cake.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
75 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese

  • 6 eggs

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 recipe Almond Glaze, below

Almond Glaze

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 3 ounce softened cream cheese

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  1. Allow butter, cream cheese, and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour 10-inch fluted bundt or tube pan; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In large mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or until softened. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on medium speed about 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Add almond extract. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low to medium speed for 1 minute after each addition and scraping bowl frequently. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake about 75 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool thoroughly on wire rack about 2 hours. Top cake with glaze. Let stand 30 minutes to allow glaze to set. Makes 16 servings.

Almond Glaze

  1. In small mixing bowl beat together the powdered sugar, cream cheese, almond extract, and milk to make of glazing consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
20g Fat
56g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 6g
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 79mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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