Recipes and Cooking 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 15, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 40 mins Cool Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts 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 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. 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. 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 In small mixing bowl beat together the powdered sugar, cream cheese, almond extract, and milk to make of glazing consistency. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 430 Calories 20g Fat 56g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.