Today we are celebrating National Pound Cake Day! Pound cake has come a long way since its original formula: a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs. In celebration of the day, I wanted to share with you my recipe for Cocoa Almond Pound Cake!
Delicious and perfect for a yummy dessert!
The great thing about pound cake is that it only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients together, and the family thinks you’ve been slaving over a hot oven all day long.
That is my kind of dessert! And the tasty cocoa almonds are the perfect touch, making this easy to make pound cake that much more special.
Easy Cocoa Almond Pound Cake
2 sticks butter, softened
6 eggs, at room temperature
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup Planter’s Cocoa Almonds
This recipe is incredibly easy. Set your oven at 300 degrees. Add the softened butter, flour, sugar, sour cream, baking soda, almond extract and eggs to a large bowl.
Mix the ingredients well with a mixer until you have a smooth batter.
Then stir in the 3/4 cup of Planter’s Cocoa Almonds.
Grease and flour a tube pan so that your cake will not stick. Pour your batter into the pan… and bake at 300 degree oven for about an hour and a half.
Test for done-ness with a toothpick near the center. When it comes out clean, your cake is done!
Allow it to cool for about 15 minutes and then flip it onto a plate to continue cooling.
Once the cake is cool, melt some melting chocolate in the microwave, and drizzle it over the top.
Folks will think you slaved for hours! (Be sure to add a touch of flour to your nose to keep up appearances!)
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