Monogram Cake


How sweet! Bake a custom cake for the guest of honor, whether you focus on their initial or their birthday number. This delicious dessert recipe tastes like a macaron cookie.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 ½ cup almond flour or almond meal

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 8 ounce packages frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • Assorted edible flowers, fruit, and cookies


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Sift 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, almond flour, and salt together in a medium bowl.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat egg whites on low to medium until foamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1 teaspoon at a time, and continue to beat egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Sift powdered sugar mixture over the egg white mixture and fold in with a rubber spatula just until combined (batter should begin to fall off the rubber spatula in sheets).

  4. Carefully transfer batter to a piping bag fitted with a medium open tip. Pipe the batter on prepared baking sheet in two matching 12-inch letters. Let stand 1 hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 275°F. Bake cookies about 40 minutes or until cookies start to brown. Cool completely on sheet on wire rack.

  6. In a large bowl combine thawed whipped topping, cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond extract, and vanilla.

  7. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a medium open tip.

  8. Transfer one of the cooled cookies to a serving platter. Pipe dollops of frosting on top. Gently place second cooled cookie on top of the frosting in the same orientation as the bottom cookie. Top with more frosting and decorated as desired with flowers, fruit, and cookies.

    Monogram Cake

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
27g Fat
46g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 8g
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Folate, total 3.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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