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Almond Cake

Almond Cake – a super moist and delicious almond flavored cake, topped with sliced almonds and powdered sugar.  A decadent cake that will please everyone!

Let’s start Monday out with cake. And not just any cake.  The most moist cake I think I have ever made. My husband is not a chocolate fan, so I am always looking for desserts that we can both enjoy. This almond cake was no exception.  I can’t get him to eat my all time favorite Chocolate Cream Cake. So I think we will have to compromise with this!

If you like almond flavored anything, you are going to love this cake. Like Almond Joy Cookies from Mom on Timeout. A friend brought this cake to cooking club a few months ago, and I immediately knew I had to make it at home for my family. They were all happy I did too!

almond cake on a plate



I was surprised when I saw this almond cake recipe called for almond paste.  I have never actually cooked with almond paste before; I just assumed there was almond extract in the recipe.  Nope, paste. So I set out and found 2 cans of it (near the pie filling in the baking isle), and went to work. 

I will caution you to follow the directions exactly. If you do not mix long enough or high enough, your cake will not turn out. I have heard that from a couple people who have made it, so trust in the directions, even if they seem like over kill. You want to get the final results, trust me!

almond cake on a plate

Almond cake is a dense cake, it isn’t your normal light and fluffy cake.  My husband was a little skeptical when he saw there was no frosting involved.  I offered to make an almond glaze to drizzle over the top, but I thought frosting would be way too much. Pair with a cup of coffee or a Vietnamese Iced Coffee for the perfect afternoon treat!

After he tried it, he definitely agreed.  No glaze was made. So even if you are a frosting lover, and think cake isn’t cake without it – try this! You can always add it later, but I know you won’t need to.  Sweet, moist, and tons of almond flavor. So make this almond cake recipe and get your week off to the right start! Also check out my Almond Joy Brownies if you are obsessed almonds.

almond cake on a napkin

What is Almond Paste

It is basically a mixture of equal parts ground almonds and sugar.  There is then is something that is added in to help bind together.  That can be vegetable oil, corn syrup, eggs or heavy cream depending on the brand.  It is often used as a filler in pastries. But in this cake it is helps give it the super moist, dense and over the top delicious flavor.

Almond paste is not the same thing as marzipan. So look for an actual can or tube of almond paste when making this cake.  

Almond Cake - a super moist and delicious almond flavored cake, topped with sliced almonds and powdered sugar.  A decadent cake that will please everyone!

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Almond Cake

almond cake on a plate

Almond Cake - a super moist and delicious almond flavored cake, topped with sliced almonds and powdered sugar. A decadent cake that will please everyone!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 2 (8oz) cans almond paste
  • 1 cup butter, , softened
  • 1¾ granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, cream together the almond paste, butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low, and slowly add the triple sec and eggs. Do not overmix.
  2. Sift together the flour and baking powder: add to butter mixture and mix only until blended.
  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Cover the cake with foil to prevent over-browning and continue baking for another 30-35 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool in pan, and then transfer onto a platter. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and powdered sugar before serving.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 376Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 105mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 6g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 29th of July 2022

Cake turned out dry. I covered it like suggested. Too long o a bake. Disappointed


Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Would this be good with Crème Fraičhe?

Erin S

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

On top? I think a whipped cream would be better. But if you have some you can try it.


Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Can I substitute Grand Marnier for triple sec

Erin S

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Yep, you definitely can

Michael Montgomery

Friday 9th of October 2020


Erin S

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I haven't tried it that way. But when the cake is hot out of the oven, they somehow melt into it just slightly so they don't just totally fall off. You can definitely try putting them on before baking, they may just sink into the cake a little bit.


Saturday 8th of February 2020

What could replace the Triple Sec, that is not alcohol?

Erin S

Sunday 9th of February 2020

You could add a splash of orange juice. It is an orange flavored liqueur.

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