Almond Cakes Recipe

Saturday, March 9, 2013

One of my favorite pans is this one.. little tiny cakes. These mini cakes are perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in green!

This mini cake pan can be used for any special occasion.





1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds
11/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 egg whites

Cream the butter for around 3 minutes with shortening and sugar. Add the extract, flour, almonds baking powder, salt alternating with milk until smooth.  In another bowl whip the egg whites until soft peaks and gently fold into the creamed mixture until blended.
You can pour this into a greased 9 inch square pan at 350 degrees hot oven, bake for 25 minutes or until center comes out clean with a toothpick. When cooled cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.
Note:  I have a molded pan that I used purchased online.

Ganache Frosting:

1/4 cup butter
3 ounces white chocolate
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
green food coloring 1 drop or any color to match the theme of your party event
water to thicken

 In a microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate and butter till melted. Mix in sugar and water to desired thickness ( should be free flowing), extract and food coloring,  stir mixing till blended.  Drizzle over cooled cakes.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

6 comments

  1. Looks perfect for and Easter tea party :)

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  2. Claudia,
    These little cakes are so cute, and perfect for any special occasion. I just got a mini bundt pan and I love it.

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  3. I have a passion for almond-scented cakes. These are so very sweet and perfect for holidays - just by changing the color of the sweet ganache!

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  4. Claudia, I’m crazy for anything with almonds. Your cakes are so gorgeous! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day!!

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  5. Sounds wonderful. I absolutely love almond cakes.

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  6. They look so beautiful!

    ♥Looona Lou

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